Texas Holds Steady At No. 6/7 In Polls

The Texas football team held on to its No. 6 position in the Associated Press poll and No. 7 spot in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll released on Sunday following the 56-35 comeback win over Oklahoma State.

Texas is one of five Big 12 teams ranked in at least one of the major polls this week. All five, of course, are in the South Division.

USC (9-0) remained at No. 1 in both polls after escaping Oregon State with a 28-20 victory. Oklahoma (9-0) stayed at No. 2 in the polls, coming off a 42-35 comeback win over Texas A&M. Auburn (9-0) grabbed the No. 3 rank in both polls followed by No. 4 Wisconsin (9-0). After barely defeating Oregon 28-27, California (7-1) checked in at No. 5 in the AP (No. 6 in Coaches) just ahead of the Longhorns (8-1).

Utah (9-0) held onto the No. 7 spot in the AP (No. 8 in Coaches) followed by No. 8 Georgia (8-1; No. 5 in Coaches). Michigan (8-1) rose a spot to No. 9 in the two polls, while No. 10 Virginia (7-1; No. 11 in Coaches) cracked the top tier for the first time. West Virginia (8-1) claimed the No. 10 position in the Coaches poll (No. 13 in AP).

Texas A&M (6-3) remained at No. 22 in the AP (No. 23 in Coaches) after almost leaving Kyle Field with a win over the Sooners. Oklahoma State (6-3) dropped to No. 25 in the AP (No. 24 in Coaches) after failing to preserve its 35-7 lead over the Horns. While unranked in the AP poll, Texas Tech (6-3) grabbed a No. 25 ranking in the Coaches poll with a 42-17 rout over Baylor.

Texas travels to Kansas this Saturday. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. in a Fox Sports regional broadcast.

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