Texas Longhorns back in AP Top 25, USA Today Coaches Poll after blowout win in Red River Showdown



AUSTIN (KXAN) – Texas is back … in the top 25 rankings.

followed by 49-0 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Showdown On Saturday, the Longhorns moved into a tie for No. 22 in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings and No. 24 in the USA Today coaches poll.

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Texas is tied with Kentucky, which took another big drop in the AP Top 25 rankings after a 24-14 loss to South Carolina. After the loss to the Gamecocks, the Wildcats dropped nine spots. Texas slipped above North Carolina and behind Balor in the coaches poll.

The Longhorns (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) were relegated after a 37-34 overtime loss at Texas Tech on Sept. 24. They are ranked 21st in the AP Top 25 this season. and No. 18 in the Coaches Poll. Texas has won two games in a row and is looking for a third at Iowa State next week.

Alabama fell from the top spot to No. 3 in the AP poll after a 24-20 win over Texas A&M, but its coaches still think the Crimson Tide is the nation’s top team. Georgia is back at No. 1 in the AP Top 25, followed by Ohio State at No. 2, Clemson at No. 4 and Michigan at No. 5. Georgia No. 2 in Coaches Poll, Ohio State No. 3, Michigan is No. 4 and Clemson is No. 5.

Oklahoma State is the top Big 12 Conference school in both polls. The Cowboys are ranked No. 8 in the AP Top 25, falling one spot after a 41-31 win over Texas Tech. The coaches poll panel ranked the Cowboys 7th.

TCU moved up four spots to No. 13 in the AP Top 25 with a 38-31 win over Kansas. Even with the loss, Kansas remained at No. 19 in the AP Top 25. TCU is 15th in the coaches poll and Kansas is 20th.

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