AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Longhorns barrelled into the Associated Press’ top five college football rankings with their 34-24 road win over Alabama on Saturday.
The Longhorns jumped seven spots from No. 11 to No. 4 in the AP Top 25 released Sunday by the news organization. Texas also received two first-place votes in the balloting and made the biggest move in this week’s rankings of any team.
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After the loss, Alabama tumbled from No. 3 to No. 10. Texas also moved to No. 6 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
Georgia remained at No. 1 and Michigan stayed at No. 2. Florida State moved up a spot to No. 3, followed by Texas and Southern California the round out the top five.
Ohio State dropped a spot to No. 6 after a 35-7 win over Youngstown State. Penn State, Washington, Notre Dame and Alabama completed the top 10.
Texas is the highest-ranked Big 12 team in the poll with Kansas State checking in at No. 15 and Oklahoma at No. 19.
The Pac-12 Conference, which under current circumstances will have just two teams in it next season, has eight teams in this week’s poll.