OU Week: Horns Check In At No. 11 In Both Polls

Texas moved up a couple of notches to the No. 11 spot in both the Associated Press and Coaches (USA Today-ESPN) polls released Sunday.

The Horns’ upward trend comes on the heels of the 24-20 gutcheck win against Kansas State and on the cusp of its showdown Saturday against top-ranked Oklahoma. The ancient rivals square off for the 97th time at the Cotton Bowl at 2:30 p.m. (Central) on ABC.

Both ratings concurred that Miami, Ohio State, Virginia Tech and Florida State should round out the Top Five behind the No. 1 Sooners. Other Big 12 schools listed this week include college football’s most overrated team: Nebraska. From a BCS strength-of-schedule perspective, it’s good that the Children of the Corn check in at a lofty No. 7 (Coaches) while No. 10 in the AP poll consisting of select sports writers and broadcasters.

Kansas State tumbled to No. 21 (Coaches) and No. 22 (AP). Losers of two straight, the ‘Cats will look to rebound against No.29/30 Oklahoma State. For those who are counting, Texas Tech is on the cusp of national recognition by getting enough votes to finish No. 28 (AP) and No. 29 (Coaches). The high-flying Red Raiders could have named the score in shellacking the Aggies in Lubbock, but pulled starting QB B.J. Symons early in the fourth quarter after lighting up the scoreboard to the tune of 59 points.

What? No votes for Baylor?

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