The Connecticut Huskies (18-2) trail the Longhorns in the polls following a win over previously top-ranked Tennessee (19-2). The Vols dropped to No. 3. With an upset loss at the hands of Florida State, Duke (18-3) fell to No. 4, followed by No. 5 Purdue (19-2). Rounding out the Top 10 are Louisiana Tech (17-2), Texas Tech (20-3, 6-3), Penn. State (18-4), Kansas State (17-3, 8-1) and Minnesota (18-3).
Texas last won the national championship following an undefeated season in 1985-86.
The Horns lead the formidable Big 12 pack with No.7 Texas Tech and No. 8 Kansas State nipping at their heels. Texas faces a tough regular season remainder squaring off with Colorado, Texas Tech, Baylor, and K-State, all AP Top 25 teams. UT is 6-2 against ranked opponents. Texas Big 12 season will conclude with a showdown against previously-ranked Oklahoma (14-6, 4-5) in Norman on March 2nd.
Shooting for an eighth straight victory, Texas hosts Texas A&M (8-13, 1-9) 7 p.m. Wednesday.