Texas At No. 7 In Both Polls

Texas checks in at No. 7 in the both the coaches (ESPN/USA Today) and sports media (Associated Press) polls released Sunday, following the hand-wringing 43-40 win over Texas Tech.

The Horns (9-2, 6-1 in Big 12) slipped a spot in the A.P poll as Georgia nudged Texas out of the No. 6 place it held last week. Oklahoma remained the unanimous choice for the top spot in both ratings, followed by USC, LSU, Ohio State and Michigan to round out the Top 5.

The Big 12 and the SEC are the only conferences to place five teams in the national rankings. Kansas State is now ranked in both polls (No. 18 Coaches; No. 19 A.P) following the Wildcats’ 38-9 manhandling of Nebraska in Lincoln. The Huskers tumbled to No. 23 in both ratings, followed by No. 24 Oklahoma State. Texas is the only Big 12 school to have played the other ranked conference foes this season.

"This team has fought to get themselves back in the mix at the end," head coach Mack Brown said. "I’m so proud of them. I told them that. There was a tremendous amount of pressure on them in a game like (Texas Tech) and we told them before the ballgame that we appreciated them getting us here."

The Horns remain a Fiesta Bowl favorite assuming Texas can finish 10-2 and Oklahoma wins the Big 12 title. The Sooners would likely become a BCS at-large team should the Big 12 North representative (either KSU or Missouri) win the championship game on Dec. 6.

The Horns have an open date this weekend before completing the regular season against 4-7 Texas A&M on Friday, Nov. 28, 2:30 p.m. (CST) in an ABC national telecast.

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