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Longhorns Pushing Top 5 in AP Poll, Mountaineers Drop Seven Spots

NCAA Football: Texas Spring Game

In the Week 8 AP Poll, three Big 12 teams remained ranked, with two sliding up and one falling. The Texas Longhorns, who beat the Baylor Bears 23-17 on Saturday are up to No. 7 in this week’s poll. Meantime, Oklahoma, who was idle, moved up two spots to No. 9, due to four Top 10 teams losing, and West Virginia, after getting waxed by Iowa State 30-14, fell from No. 6 to No. 13. The only other team in the Big 12 to receive any votes was Texas Tech with a mere eight.

Rank Trend Team Conference Overall Record Points Game scores Share
1 Alabama SEC 7-0 1,524 _ Share
2 1 Ohio State Big Ten 7-0 1,457 _ Share
3 1 Clemson ACC 6-0 1,392 _ Share
4 1 Notre Dame Division I FBS Ind 7-0 1,355 _ Share
5 8 LSU SEC 6-1 1,244 _ Share
6 6 Michigan Big Ten 6-1 1,146 _
7 2 Texas Big 12 6-1 1,144 _
8 6 Georgia SEC 6-1 1,085 _
9 2 Oklahoma Big 12 5-1 999 _
10 UCF The American 6-0 979 _
11 3 Florida SEC 6-1 931 _
12 5 Oregon Pac-12 5-1 917 _
13 7 West Virginia Big 12 5-1 700 _
14 4 Kentucky SEC 5-1 678 _
15 8 Washington Pac-12 5-2 640 _
16 4 North Carolina State ACC 5-0 592 _
17 5 Texas A&M SEC 5-2 551 _
18 10 Penn State Big Ten 4-2 523 _
19 Iowa Big Ten 5-1 266 _
20 5 Cincinnati The American 6-0 243 _
21 2 South Florida The American 6-0 242 _
22 2 Mississippi State SEC 4-2 231 _
23 8 Wisconsin Big Ten 4-2 226 _
24 Michigan State Big Ten 4-2 199 _
25 Washington State Pac-12 5-1 136 _

Right now, it remains a three-horse race in the Big 12 Conference, however Texas Tech and Iowa State will absolutely have something to say about who ends up playing in AT&T Stadium in early December.

I was surprised to not see the Cyclones receive any votes after getting a pair of Top 25 wins the past two weeks. Who else can say that, not just in the Big 12, but in the country? Anyone actually watching the games should admit that this Iowa State team is different under Brock Purdy and completely different from just 3-4 weeks ago. Alas, one of the many failures of the AP Poll in general that will have to save itself for another day.

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