Poll Report: Texas at the Top of the BCS

The first BCS rankings of the 2008 season were released on Sunday and the Texas Longhorns are No. 1. In addition, the Horns are the unanimous No. 1 in the AP Poll and have all but three of the first place votes in the Coaches.

Texas is by itself at the top. The Horns hold all first place votes in the AP, all but three in the Coaches Poll and are now No. 1 in the season's first BCS Poll.

"As we said when we moved into the No. 1 spot in both polls last week, being ranked No. 1 shows respect for what we've accomplished through seven weeks of the season," said Texas head coach Mack Brown in a statement. "Our team continues to get better every week and I'm really proud of how they handled any distractions the No. 1 ranking and all of the added attention could have presented last week. But, we have a long way to go and a lot of room to improve. Watching film today on Oklahoma State will get your mind off of the ratings in a hurry and definitely will grab our player's attention as we start to prepare for another great challenge in Big 12 play."

Alabama and Penn State follow Texas in all three polls to round out the top three.

Oklahoma is at No. 4 in the BCS and AP and No. 5 in the coaches.

Along with Texas and Oklahoma, fellow Big 12 teams Oklahoma State and Texas Tech are also ranked in the top 10. Texas plays each in the next two weeks, hosting the Cowboys this coming weekend and then traveling to Lubbock.

The Kansas Jayhawks, after falling to Oklahoma, remain in the Top 25, coming in at 19 in the AP, 18 in the Coaches and No. 23 in the BCS.

AP Top 25
1. Texas (65) 7-0 1,625
2. Alabama 7-0 1,543
3. Penn State 8-0 1,506
4. Oklahoma 6-1 1,358
5. Florida 5-1 1,307
6. USC 5-1 1,292
7. Oklahoma State 7-0 1,252
8. Texas Tech 7-0 1,194
9. Georgia 6-1 1,117
10. Ohio State 7-1 1,053
11. LSU 5-1 987
12. Utah 8-0 943
13. Boise State 6-0 849
14. South Florida 6-1 674
15. TCU 7-1 643
16. Missouri 5-2 568
17. Pittsburgh 5-1 540
18. BYU 6-1 412
19. Kansas 5-2 364
20. Ball State 7-0 357
21. Georgia Tech 6-1 338
22. Tulsa 7-0 321
23. Boston College 5-1 281
24. Florida State 5-1 190
25. Minnesota 6-1 149
Others Receiving Votes
Northwestern 62, Virginia Tech 62, Vanderbilt 61, Michigan State 15, North Carolina 14, Kentucky 10, Maryland 10, Cincinnati 9, Oregon 8, Arizona 6, California 3, Oregon State 2.
Dropped From Rankings
Virginia Tech 17, North Carolina 18, Michigan State 20, Wake Forest 21, Vanderbilt 22, California 25.

USA Today Poll
1. Texas (58) 7-0 1,522
2. Alabama (1) 7-0 1,436
3. Penn State (2) 8-0 1,413
4. USC 5-1 1,264
5. Oklahoma 6-1 1,218
6. Texas Tech 7-0 1,210
7. Florida 5-1 1,184
8. Oklahoma State 7-0 1,083
9. Georgia 6-1 1,067
10. Ohio State 7-1 995
11. LSU 5-1 903
12. Utah 8-0 891
13. Boise State 6-0 786
14. South Florida 6-1 643
15. TCU 7-1 582
16. Missouri 5-2 551
17. BYU 6-1 464
18. Kansas 5-2 342
19. Tulsa 7-0 328
20. Pittsburgh 5-1 292
21. Georgia Tech 6-1 282
22. Ball State 7-0 274
23. Florida State 5-1 258
24. Northwestern 6-1 177
25. Minnesota 6-1 165
Others Receiving Votes
Boston College 159, Michigan State 92, Virginia Tech 77, North Carolina 28, Oregon 27, Cincinnati 26, Vanderbilt 20, Kentucky 15, Wake Forest 14, Maryland 12, Arizona 11, Fresno State 4, Illinois 4, California 2, Notre Dame 2, Colorado 1, East Carolina 1.
Dropped From Rankings
Michigan State 17, Virginia Tech 18, North Carolina 21, California 22, Vanderbilt 23.

BCS Standings
1. Texas 7-0
2. Alabama 7-0
3. Penn State 8-0
4. Oklahoma 6-1
5. USC 5-1
6. Oklahoma State 7-0
7. Georgia 6-1
8. Texas Tech 7-0
9. Ohio State 7-1
10. Florida 5-1
11. Utah 8-0
12. Boise State 6-0
13. LSU 5-1
14. TCU 7-1
15. Missouri 5-2
16. South Florida 6-1
17. Pitt 5-1
18. Georgia Tech 6-1
19. Tulsa 7-0
20. Ball State 7-0
21. BYU 6-1
22. Northwestern 6-1
23. Kansas 5-2
24. Minnesota 6-1
25. Florida State 5-1


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