Um…is Texas Back? The AP voters thinks so after upsetting the Sooners on Saturday, and I’m inclined to agree with them. Since losing to Maryland in week one, and nearly losing to Tulsa in week 2, the Longhorns have flipped a switch and are setting the college football world on fire. They are now 5-1 with wins over USC, TCU and the Sooners. That’s two top 25 wins and a top 10 win. That sure sounds like a team that is “back”.
The Longhorns jumped 10 spots to break their way into the top 10 at 9. They were the biggest upward mover of the week, but it wasn’t enough to jump West Virginia. The Mountaineers are now the Big 12 front-runner following the Sooner’s tumble, even if they didn’t play the cleanest game against Kansas on Saturday. As for the Sooners, they didn’t fall too far from the Red River Showdown loss; down four spots, and just outside of the top 10 at 11.
And that’s it for the Big 12. TCU received some votes following their bye week, but Oklahoma State completely dropped out of the poll after the Cyclones drop-kicked them on their own field.
Big 12 In Week 7 AP Top 25
6. West Virginia [👆3]
9. Texas [👆10]
11. Oklahoma [👇4]
Others Receiving Votes: TCU
Dropped From Rankings: Oklahoma State
Outside of the Big 12, Alabama continues their dominance at number one, followed by Georgia, Ohio State, Clemson and Notre Dame to round out the top five. LSU fell from fifth to 13th after losing to Florida on Saturday. However, that drop pales in comparison to the Auburn’s fall after losing to un-ranked Mississippi State. The Tigers fell 13 spots, from eighth to 21st.