Texas Still At No. 13 In Latest Polls

What does Texas have to do to move up in the polls? Score 70 against Tulane? How about knocking off Kansas State, Oklahoma and Nebraska? The Horns will get their chance starting this weekend, now that the 3-1 preseason is behind them.

Despite a pair of lopsided scores in recent victories, Texas remained at No. 13 in the latest USA Today/ESPN (coaches) poll released Sunday -- exactly where it has been since the Arkansas game. Texas moved up a notch from last week’s No. 14 in the AP poll consisting of a select group of sports writers and broadcasters.

Oklahoma, idle last Saturday, remained atop the ratings services. The Sooners open Big 12 play at Iowa State this weekend. Miami, Ohio State, Virginia Tech and Florida State round out the Top 5 in both polls.

The Horns are one of four Big 12 schools ranked this week, and the only rated conference team scheduled to play the other three this season. Nebraska parlayed its Thursday night win at Southern Miss into a No. 8 ranking in the coaches poll while checking in at No. 12 in the AP. Kansas State, Texas’ league opening opponent this Saturday (2:30 p.m., CDT) at Royal-Memorial Stadium in an ABC-Sports regional telecast. Missouri dropped out of the ratings following its upset loss at Kansas.

Note: ESPN's College Gameday will telecast from the Forty Acres this weekend.

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