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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.

RankTrendTeamConferenceOverall RecordPointsGame scoresShare
1 AlabamaSEC7-01,524_Share
21 Ohio StateBig Ten7-01,457_Share
31 ClemsonACC6-01,392_Share
41 Notre DameDivision I FBS Ind7-01,355_Share
58 LSUSEC6-11,244_Share
66 MichiganBig Ten6-11,146_
72 TexasBig 126-11,144_
86 GeorgiaSEC6-11,085_
92 OklahomaBig 125-1999_
10 UCFThe American6-0979_
113 FloridaSEC6-1931_
125 OregonPac-125-1917_
137 West VirginiaBig 125-1700_
144 KentuckySEC5-1678_
158 WashingtonPac-125-2640_
164 North Carolina StateACC5-0592_
175 Texas A&MSEC5-2551_
1810 Penn StateBig Ten4-2523_
19 IowaBig Ten5-1266_
205 CincinnatiThe American6-0243_
212 South FloridaThe American6-0242_
222 Mississippi StateSEC4-2231_
238 WisconsinBig Ten4-2226_
24 Michigan StateBig Ten4-2199_
25 Washington StatePac-125-1136_

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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