Texas Falls To No. 20 In Polls

On the heels of its worst ever loss to Oklahoma, Texas fell nine positions to No. 20 in the latest Associated Press and Coaches (USA Today/ESPN) polls released Sunday.

It means that Texas is now staring up at mighty Northern Illinois and TCU (among others) in both rankings. It’s a small consolation, however, that voters would still consider Texas a Top 20 team. Both wires services field Oklahoma, Miami and Virginia Tech as the nation’s top three teams following the biggest reshuffling of ranked teams this season.

Texas and OU are two of six nationally ranked Big 12 teams to appear in either one of the two major listings. Following its weekend loss at Missouri, Nebraska (5-1) fell out of the top 10 to No. 14 (Coaches) and No. 18 (AP). The Tigers (5-1) cracked the AP Poll at No. 24 and just missed being included in the Coaches Poll. Texas Tech (Coaches No. 23) is ranked for the first time this season, while Oklahoma State parlayed its home win over reeling Kansas State into a No. 23 (AP)/No. 24 (Coaches) rating. Kansas State dropped out of both services for the first time this season.

Texas plays at Iowa State Saturday.

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