Texas Tumbles To No. 13 In Both Polls

Texas fell out of the Top 10 for the first time in nearly two years Sunday, checking in at No. 13 in both the Associated Press (sports media) and ESPN/USA TODAY (coaches) poll following its 38-28 loss to Arkansas.

The last time the Horns did not take up residence in college football’s high rise district was on the heels of its loss to Oklahoma on October 6, 2001. Texas fell to No. 11 before rebounding at Oklahoma State.

The Sooners maintained their hold on the top spot in both polls, followed by Miami. Michigan, USC and Ohio State round out the AP Top 5 while the coaches poll tabs USC at No.3 followed by Ohio State and Michigan.

Other Big 12 schools listed in the two major wire service polls include No. 6 (both polls) Kansas State and No. 15 (both polls) Nebraska. Texas A&M continues its inexplicable rise in the coaches poll at No. 20 but has yet to crack the AP rankings (No. 31 if you’re counting). Missouri entered the AP poll at No. 23. Colorado fell out of both rankings after getting punked by Washington State.

Texas Tech and Oklahoma State also received votes. Meanwhile, Arkansas parlayed their upset win toward a No. 14 (AP) and No. 18 (coaches) ranking.

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