Texas At No. 8/9 In Latest Polls

The Texas football team climbed to No. 8 in the Associated Press poll and to No. 9 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll on Sunday following its 28-20 win over Missouri.

The victory over the Big 12 North-leading Tigers moved the Longhorns up from No. 9 in the AP and No. 11 in the Coaches poll last week. The Horns are one of five Big 12 Conference teams ranked in one of the major polls this week, a group which includes Saturday's opponent Texas Tech. At No. 24 in the Coaches poll (unranked in AP), the Red Raiders earned a ranking for the first time this season, while Missouri’s loss to Texas dropped the Tigers from the rankings.

"They're averaging 70 points at home," head coach Mack Brown said of the high-flying Raiders, the nation's leading passing team. Texas and Texas Tech are scheduled to kick at 6 p.m. Saturday in a TBS national telecast.

Surging Texas A&M moved up to No. 17 in the AP (No. 20 in Coaches) Sunday after initially cracking the top 25 polls last week. The Aggies’ rise in rank comes after a 36-20 win over Oklahoma State. The Cowboys dropped to No. 22 in the AP (No. 21 in Coaches) following the loss.

Southern California stayed atop both polls after crushing Arizona State 45-7. Oklahoma holds the No. 2 spot in the polls coming off a 31-21 win at Kansas State. After beating Arkansas, Auburn slid up to No. 3 in the AP (No. 4 in Coaches), followed by Miami at No. 4 (No. 3 in Coaches).

With a victory over Virginia, Florida State grabbed the No. 5 position in both rankings. Wisconsin rose to No. 6 in the AP (No. 7 in Coaches) after defeating Purdue 20-17 and knocking the previously unbeaten Boilermakers out of the top 10. California trails the Badgers at No. 7 in the AP (No. 8 in Coaches) followed by No. 9 Utah (No. 10 in Coaches). Georgia rounds out the top tier at No. 10 in the AP (No. 6 in Coaches) after defeating Vanderbilt.

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