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.