Texas Basketball Reaches Top 25

Texas checks in at No. 25 in most recent AP Poll. Longhorns had been out of the poll since 2011.

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.


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