Texas wide receiver John Burt (1) celebrates with fans following a 48-45 win over Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Oct. 6, 2018. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Following an eight-year hiatus, Texas regains its top-10 status in the AP Top 25

Posted October 7th, 2018


For the first time since the fourth week of the 2010 season, Texas is ranked among the top ten football teams in the nation.

Texas climbed to the No. 9 spot in the Associated Press’ football poll on Sunday. Ranked 19th last week, Texas received 956 points in a poll that Alabama tops with 1,522 points. No. 6 West Virginia (1,174 points) is the only Big 12 team ranked higher than Texas.

Texas (5-1) earned a 48-45 win over Oklahoma on Saturday. The Sooners were ranked seventh last week but tumbled to the 11th slot in this week’s rankings. The win over Oklahoma was UT’s third over a ranked opponent this season.


The Longhorns have won five straight games and will host Baylor (4-2) this upcoming Saturday. The ESPN-televised game has a scheduled start time of 2:30 p.m.

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