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 Id 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.