Texas At No. 11 In Both Polls

Texas (7-2) jumped from No. 16 to No. 11 in both major wire service polls released Sunday, following its biggest series win over Nebraska. The Horns have now taken five of six from the Cornhuskers in Big 12 play.

Oklahoma was a unanimous No. 1 for the first time this season in both the Associated Press poll (sports media) and USA Today/ESPN (coaches) poll after manhandling in-state rival Oklahoma State in Norman. Rounding out the top five in both polls are USC, Florida State, LSU and Virginia Tech. Formerly unbeaten and second-ranked Miami fell to No. 6 after its 31-7 loss to the Hokies.

Texas is one of five Big 12 teams listed in at least one of the wire service ratings. The Horns face a smarting Oklahoma State squad in Stillwater, 6 p.m. (CST) Saturday in a Fox Sports Net telecast. The Cowboys fell from No. 15 to No. 21 (coaches) and No. 22 (AP). Texas is the only Big 12 team that Poke head coach Les Miles has not beaten and boasts explosive WR Rashaun Woods. Texas nipped OSU in Austin last season, 17-15.

"Last year we did a pretty good job but they got back in the game because they threw it deep to (Woods) and he made some acrobatic catches that I’d never seen before," head coach Mack Brown said Sunday. "It was an amazing display of athletic ability and they're running the ball really well with their ability to do both and throw the deep ball."

Nebraska fell from the No. 9 spot (in both the coaches and BCS ratings) to No. 16 (AP) and No. 19 (coaches). Missouri, idle last weekend and the only other team to beat Nebraska, checked in at No. 24 (coaches) but fell out of the AP Poll to No. 26.

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