Top 5 Showdown: OU No. 2, UT No. 5

The Texas football squad stayed at No. 5 in both the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and the Associated Press poll released Sunday after a 44-14 home victory over Baylor. The Longhorns have held the slot for three consecutive weeks.

The two polls show nearly identical rankings with USC holding onto the top position after an idle week. The top 5 remains unchanged from last week as Oklahoma trails the Trojans at No. 2 following a 28-13 win against Texas Tech. Georgia stays at No. 3 after crushing LSU 45-16. And with a victory over Georgia Tech, No. 4 Miami remains one spot ahead of the Horns.

Auburn climbed to No. 6 in both polls coming off a victory at Tennessee. California also moved up to the No. 7 position in the polls. After beating North Carolina 38-16, Florida State grabs the No. 8 slot in both polls.

Following several upsets that dropped some teams out of the top 10, winning teams slid up to fill the void. Virginia rose to No. 9 in the Coaches poll (No. 10 in AP), while No. 10 Purdue (No. 9 in AP) cracked the top tier after crushing Notre Dame 41-16.

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After being upset, previously top-10-ranked West Virginia (lost to Virginia Tech), Tennessee (lost to Auburn) and Ohio State (lost to Northwestern) dropped from the top 10.

Oklahoma State, the only other ranked Big 12 squad, checked in at No. 21 in the Coaches poll (No. 22 in AP) coming off a 36-7 win over Iowa State.

With the Baylor win, Texas opens the season 4-0 for the third time in the last four years, an achievement the Horns have accomplished only three times in the last 20 years.

Texas will look to make it 5-0 Saturday vs. the second-ranked Sooners in the annual Red River Shootout.

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