Horns up to No. 7 in latest AP Poll

Collin Johnson, Breckyn Hager and the Texas Longhorns football team celebrate a hard-fought win over Baylor Saturday (Photo courtesy texassports.com).


The Texas Longhorns are up to No. 7 in the latest AP Poll released Sunday afternoon.

Texas topped Baylor by barely eluding the Bears' last-minute comeback attempt, taking a 23-17 win on Saturday at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

The Longhorns are No. 7 in the AP Top 25 poll, and slot in at No. 8 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Following its sixth-straight victory UT moved up two spots in the AP poll and six spots in the Coaches poll.

With the win, the Longhorns have started 4-0 in Big 12 Conference play to stand alone at the top of the standings entering their bye week.

Texas football hasn't been ranked this high up in either poll since Sept. 25, 2010. Back more than eight years ago, the Horns were ranked No. 7 in the AP poll and No. 4 in the Coaches poll.

Through seven weeks, Texas is tied for the national lead and one of just three teams (LSU, Virginia Tech) with three wins over ranked teams (7 Oklahoma, 17 TCU, 22 USC).

West Virginia fell to No. 13 in the latest AP Poll after a 30-14 loss to Iowa State, while Oklahoma got back into the Top 10 at No. 9.
After the week off, the Longhorns travel to Stillwater to take on Oklahoma State on Oct. 27. Kickoff time and TV designation have yet to be announced.

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