Other conference schools listed among the nations elite include Nebraska (No. 11 coaches, No. 15 AP) and No. 22 Missouri (both polls). Texas A&M, formerly at No. 20 in the coaches poll, dropped out following its Thursday loss at Virginia Tech.
With all of the upsets in the Top 10, you figured Texas might have risen a notch or two this week. But that will begin to take care of itself if Texas can (as SE Roy Williams predicted last week) run the table. The Horns face a respectable 3-1 Tulane team (6 p.m. CDT, TBS telecast) at DKR Saturday. The Green Waves only loss was its season-opening setback to No. 19 TCU. The Tulane game, of course, is followed by that critical stretch of back-to-back games against Kansas State and Oklahoma.