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Texas responded from its loss to Arkansas in a big way against Rice. Steve Sarkisian’s running game ran wild, getting the 58-0 win. The Southwest Conference record for the new head coach is now up to 1-1.

Even with the big win, Texas remained outside the AP Poll’s Top 25. Only 22 votes were cast for the Longhorns. Big 12 foes TCU and Oklahoma State received more points from the outside.

After struggling against Nebraska, Oklahoma fell down one spot to No. 4. They’re alongside Iowa State (No. 14) and Kansas State (No. 25) within the poll from the conference.

Clemson and Ohio State round out the top 10 at No. 9 and No. 10 respectively — not something college football is used to seeing. The two top-tier programs are behind the likes of Texas A&M and Cincinnati.

Here is the full top 25:

  1. Alabama

  2. Georgia

  3. Oregon

  4. Oklahoma

  5. Iowa

  6. Penn State

  7. Texas A&M

  8. Cincinnati

  9. Clemson

  10. Ohio State

  11. Florida

  12. Notre Dame

  13. Ole Miss

  14. Iowa State

  15. Brigham Young

  16. Arkansas

  17. Coastal Carolina

  18. Wisconsin

  19. Michigan

  20. Michigan State

  21. North Carolina

  22. Fresno State

  23. Auburn

  24. UCLA

  25. Kansas State

Others receiving votes:

TCU 91, Liberty 56, Virginia Tech 52, Oklahoma State 51, Maryland 29, Arizona State 24, Texas 22, USC 16, San Diego State 16, West Virginia 14, LSU 14, Kentucky 12, Boston College 9, Wake Forest 7, Texas Tech 5, Stanford 3, Memphis 3, Louisville 1, Wyoming 1

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