Nebraska fell from the No. 8 spot to No. 18 (AP) and No. 19 (coaches) following its 40-7 drubbing at Penn State. Even so, UT's schedule just got harder based on Kansas State and Iowa States debut in both polls this week.
Consider, now, Texas critical four week stretch the begins Oct. 12 against the Evil Empire at the Cotton Bowl:
Game Date Ranking (AP/coaches) Team Location
Oct. 12 No.2/No.3 Oklahoma Dallas
Oct. 19 No. 25/No.23 K-State Manhattan
Oct. 26 No.21/No. 24 Iowa State Austin
Nov. 2 No. 18/No. 19 Nebraska Lincoln
If the rankings hold, thats four ranked teams in as many weeks and only one slated for Royal-Memorial Stadium. Meanwhile, Texas A&M checked in at No. 19 (AP) and No. 21 (ESPN/USA Today), but faces a loaded No. 7 Virginia Tech team at College Station on Saturday.