Texas Remains At No. 7 In Both Polls

The Longhorns maintained their hold on the nation’s No. 7 spot in both the Associated Press and Coaches' polls released Sunday. The top three teams (Miami, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech) remained unchanged in both rankings, while Notre Dame displaced Ohio State (now No. 6) as the nation’s No. 4 team in the AP Poll. Both polls list Georgia at No. 5.

Texas remains the highest ranked team with one loss.

Colorado (7-2), the Big 12 North Division’s only team without a conference loss, checks in at No. 13 (AP) and No. 12 (Coaches). The Buffaloes play at No. 2 Oklahoma at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Apparently pollsters were impressed with Kansas State’s 44-10 win over Baylor. The Wildcats jumped six notches in the AP Poll to occupy No. 14, while advancing seven spaces in the Coaches Poll to No. 14.

Following its 21-10 loss to Texas, Iowa State fell to No. 22 (AP) and No. 23 (Coaches). The Cyclones were ranked as high as No. 8 just two weeks ago.

Nebraska, UT's next opponent, still hasn’t cracked the Top 25 since losing to Iowa Sate on Sept. 28. But the ‘Huskers are among those "also receiving votes" following their dramatic fourth quarter rally from 17 down at Texas A&M to win 38-31. The Aggies, formerly invincible at Kyle Field, have now dropped three at home this season.

Meanwhile, two teams (Michigan, LSU) ranked ahead of Texas in the initial BCS rankings dropped games over the weekend. BCS rankings are released each Monday through Dec. 8. Unless some other squad leapfrogs Texas based on composite computer rankings, the Horns should be listed at No. 8. Teams ranked in the BCS Top 4 are guaranteed a BCS Bowl.

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