The Horns are No. 3 in the first BCS ranking.
Texas was a strong third in the first edition of the Bowl Championship Series rankings released Sunday. The Longhorns trailed Florida and Alabama.
Conventional thinking is that Texas is in prime position for a national championship berth if the Longhorns stay undefeated. Florida and Alabama will not meet in the regular season, but are on a path to play against each other for the Southeastern Conference championship.
We are also No. 3 in the AP and coaches' polls.