As expected, three wins over ranked teams in the past week and a half were enough to push Texas itself into the AP Poll, with Texas checking in at No. 25 in Monday's poll.
The Longhorns defeated Iowa State, Kansas State and Baylor — all ranked — in succession, with the latter win coming on the road. That was enough to push Texas, which received a scattering of votes after beating Iowa State before last week's poll came out, into the bottom part of the Associated Press's weekly poll.
Texas has been a fixture in the AP Top 25 in the Rick Barnes era, making the poll a total of 176 weeks, including 84 weeks in the top 10. But this marks the first time since the final AP Poll of the 2010-2011 season (March 14, 2011, just before the NCAA Tournament) that Texas has been in the AP Top 25. The Longhorns were ranked No. 8 in that poll.