Texas Holds At No. 8/9

The Texas football team held its No. 8 ranking in the Associated Press poll and No. 9 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll released Sunday after a 51-21 spanking of Texas Tech in Lubbock.

The top ranked teams remain almost identically positioned from last week's polls following a week that produced no major upsets among the top tier squads. USC stayed atop both polls after shutting out Washington 38-0. Oklahoma trails the Trojans at No. 2 following a 41-10 win over Kansas. Auburn and Miami are flip-flopped in the polls with the Tigers ranked at No. 3 in the AP poll (No. 4 in Coaches) and the Hurricane at No. 4 in the AP (No. 3 in Coaches). Florida State is granted the fifth spot in both polls despite narrowly escaping Wake Forest 20-17.

Wisconsin remains one behind the Seminoles at No. 6 in the two polls, while California stays at No. 7 in the AP (No. 8 in Coaches). Coming off a 63-28 victory over UNLV, undefeated Utah holds onto its No. 9 position in the AP and No. 10 spot in the coaches' poll, just behind the Longhorns in each. Rounding out the AP top tier is No. 10 Georgia (No. 7 in Coaches), who beat Arkansas 20-14.

Aside from the vanquished Red Raiders, who dropped from the polls after falling victim to Texas, the Big 12 South had a favorable week in the polls as Texas A&M (6-1, 4-0) moved up a slot to No. 16 in the AP rankings (No. 17 in Coaches) after a 29-26 overtime win in Colorado and Oklahoma State (6-1, 3-1) grabbed a No. 20 ranking in both polls with a 20-17 win over Big 12 North-leading Missouri (4-3, 2-2).

The Longhorns (6-1, 3-1) travel to Colorado (4-3, 1-3) Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. (CDT) kick-off that will be televised regionally on ABC.

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