Texas Remains At No. 6 In BCS Poll

Texas held on to its No. 6 rating in the BCS Poll released late Monday afternoon. The final ratings will be announced Sunday, as will BCS Bowl selections.

Most signs point to a Fiesta Bowl invitation for the Horns should top-ranked Oklahoma get past No. 15 Kansas State in the Big 12 Championship Game this Saturday in Kansas City. The Sooners are a two touchdown favorite to repeat as conference champs and would likely remain in the Top 2 even if they were to lose to the Wildcats.

Southern Cal remains a BCS No. 2 this week and faces 7-4 Oregon State Saturday, while No. 3 LSU faces No. 7 Georgia in the SEC title game in Atlanta. No. 4 Michigan (Big 10), No. 8 Florida State (ACC) and No. 10 Miami (Big East) have already locked down BCS berths by winning their respective conferences.

Other Big 12 teams included in this week's BCS ratings are No. 21 Nebraska and No. 22 Oklahoma State.

The New York Times computer still shows the Horns the most love, although Texas dropped from No. 2 to No. 4 in its rankings. (The Horns' lowest computer ranking is No. 10 in Richard Billingsley's rankings.) Ohio State and Michigan are the only BCS Top 5 teams to have tougher schedules than Texas' No. 17. The lowest schedule strength among BCS Top Ten teams? LSU at No. 54.

BCS TOP TEN (FOR WEEK OF DEC. 1)
1. Oklahoma (2.06)
2. USC (6.90)
3. LSU (8.43)
4. Michigan (10.22)
5. Ohio State (14.83)
6. Texas (15.18)
7. Georgia (15.33)
8. Florida State (18.44)
9. Tennessee (20.37)
10. Miami, FL (20.89)


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