Horns Remain No. 7 in AP Poll

A 65-0 season-opening romp didn't impress the pollsters enough for Texas to inch up in the Associated Press poll released Sunday. The Horns held on to their No. 7 preseason ranking in the first poll of the regular season.

With no upsets among the top teams in the country, the rankings stayed largely unchanged. LSU, though, after sneaking away with a 22-21 overtime win over Oregon State Saturday evening, fell from No. 4 to No. 6, one spot ahead of Texas. USC (a 24-13 winner over Virginia Tech last weekend), Oklahoma (a 40-24 winner over Bowling Green Saturday) and Georgia (a 48-28 winner over Georgia Southern) remained at 1, 2 and 3, respectively, while Florida State and Miami took advantage of the Tigers' slip, moving up to 4 and 5. The Seminoles and Hurricanes square off this Friday in a game rescheduled due to hurricane Frances.

Michigan, Ohio State and West Virginia round out the top 10.

K-State at No. 13, down a spot from the preseason poll after a 27-13 win over Western Kentucky, is the highest ranked Big 12 team aside from the Sooners and Horns. Missouri, a 52-20 winner over Arkansas State, checked in at No. 19, also down a notch from its preseason spot. Nebraska, a 56-17 winner over Western Illinois, is just out of the poll as the top team in the Others Receiving Votes category. Also of note, Aggie-slayer Utah jumped from 20 to 17.

Arkansas, a 63-13 winner over New Mexico State, barely cracked that group as well. The Horns and the Hogs hook up in Fayetteville Saturday at 7:45.


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