Horns Check In At No. 5 In Both Polls

For the second straight week, the Texas football team moved up in the latest ESPN/USA Today (coaches) poll and Associated Press (sports media) poll released Sunday. The Horns check in at No. 5 in both rankings following the first of two bye-weeks this season.

USC, after defeating BYU, remains atop the rankings, followed by Oklahoma and Georgia in both polls. After crushing Louisiana Tech, Miami holds on to the No. 4 spot. LSU' s 10-9 loss to Auburn dropped one of last year's co-champs from their Top 5 status.

Ohio State and West Virginia are flip-flopped in the different polls with the Buckeyes trailing Texas at No. 6 in Coaches (No. 7 in AP) and the Mountaineers at No. 6 in AP (No. 7 in Coaches).

After a tight 30-28 victory over Florida, Tennessee is ranked No. 8 in the Coaches poll but failed the crack in Top 10 in the AP. Florida State holds on to its No. 8 position in the AP, but failed to break into the Coaches top 10. California rose to No. 9 in Coaches (No. 10 in AP), followed by No. 10 Auburn (No. 9 AP).

Oklahoma State made the rankings for the first time this season, earning the No. 25 spot in both rankings. Other than the Horns, Sooners and Cowboys, no other Big 12 team cracked the Top 25.

Texas will look for win No. 3 when it hosts Rice at 6 p.m., September 25 (CDT) in a Fox Sports Southwest telecast.


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