After climbing two spots in the Associated Press’ football poll on Sunday, Texas will enter this week as the 13th-ranked team in the country.
Texas collected 726 points from the poll’s voters to distance itself from No. 14 Utah State (689 points) and No. 15 Florida (575 points). Undefeated and top-ranked Alabama earned all 61 first-place votes and 1,525 total points in this week’s poll.
Using a 29-yard touchdown catch by Lil’Jordan Humphrey with 21 seconds remaining, Texas recorded a 41-34 win at Texas Tech on Saturday. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for Texas. Before its close losses to Oklahoma State and West Virginia, Texas was ranked sixth.
Texas (7-3; 5-2 Big 12) is set to host No. 18 Iowa State (6-3; 5-2) this upcoming Saturday. Texas has beaten ranked USC and TCU teams at home this season. The Longhorns have also dropped a 42-41 decision to a West Virginia team that was ranked 12th at the time.
The Longhorns and Cyclones were joined in this week’s poll by No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 7 West Virginia.
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