Horns At No. 18/19 In Latest Polls

Texas moved up a spot, or two, in the latest polls (No. 18 in ESPN/USA-Today; No. 19 in Associated Press) released Sunday following its 40-19 win at Iowa State. The ratings also forecast a wicked November slate for the Horns following next weekend’s gimme at Baylor.

Oklahoma maintained its perch atop both major wire service rankings followed by Miami and Virginia Tech. But if the polls hold true, Texas faces its toughest November in recent memory. Between the Baylor game and the throw-out-the-record-books finale at Texas A&M, the Horns face three teams ranked in the Top 26.

Nebraska, 6-1 following its 48-12 shellacking of the Aggies, checks in at No. 11 (Coaches) and No. 14 (AP). The ‘Huskers are not likely to stumble before their Nov. 1 tilt in Austin, hosting hapless Iowa State this Saturday. Texas follows the Nebraska game with a road trip to Oklahoma State and final home game on the season against Texas Tech.

Oklahoma State continues its ascent following that crazy 51-49 track meet win against Texas Tech. The Cowboys are now listed at No. 18 (Coaches) and No. 19 (A.P.). If you’re counting, Texas Tech is at No. 26 (A.P.)

Missouri’s tenure in the Top 25 was short-lived, after Oklahoma dismissed them, 34-13, in Norman.

The inaugural BCS standings, in which the Horns will not be among the top 15, are scheduled for release Monday.

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