Idle over the weekend, Texas remained at No. 6 in the Associated Press national rankings but slipped a notched to No. 5 in the USA-TODAY/ESPN (coaches) poll released Sunday. The Horns are one of six Big 12 teams listed in at least one of the major wire service ratings.
Oklahoma remained atop both services following its 20-13 win at Alabama. Miamis come-from-behind win against Florida put the Hurricanes in the runner-spot, nudging Ohio State. The Buckeyes scraped by San Diego State, 16-13, in a game in which they did not score an offensive TD. USC is No. 4 in both polls, followed by Michigan in the AP.
Other Big 12 teams listed are Kansas State (No. 6 in USA Today/ESPN; No. 7 AP) while Colorado vaulted to No. 17 in both polls following its 16-14 home win over UCLA. Nebraska follows at No. 18. Texas A&M, almost embarrassed at home but managing to hold off Utah State 28-26, entered the coaches poll at No. 25 (The Aggies are No. 36 in the AP). Missouri received just enough votes to check in at No. 27 (AP).
Arkansas is listed at No. 33 (AP) following its 45-13 win over Tulsa at Fayetteville. The former SWC rival comes calling for the first time since October 1990 this Saturday at DKR (11 a.m., ABC).