Afternoon Coffee talks rankings, depth chart and injury news

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Picking up the odds and the ends left around from the last few days.

Horns_bullet_mediumThe Longhorns held steady at No. 15 in the AP Poll:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (58) 1-0 1,497 1
2 Oregon 1-0 1,355 3
3 Ohio State (1) 1-0 1,330 2
4 Clemson (1) 1-0 1,304 8
5 Stanford 0-0 1,277 4
6 South Carolina 1-0 1,181 6
7 Texas A&M 1-0 1,085 7
8 Louisville 1-0 1,073 9
9 LSU 1-0 971 12
10 Florida State 1-0 953 11
11 Georgia 0-1 894 5
12 Florida 1-0 875 10
13 Oklahoma State 1-0 780 13
14 Notre Dame 1-0 707 14
15 Texas 1-0 674 15
16 Oklahoma 1-0 612 16
17 Michigan 1-0 583 17
18 UCLA 1-0 387 21
19 Northwestern 1-0 320 22
20 Washington 1-0 315 NR
21 Wisconsin 1-0 287 23
22 Nebraska 1-0 219 18
23 Baylor 1-0 150 NR
24 TCU 0-1 148 20
25 USC 1-0 135 24
Others Receiving Votes: Miami (FL) 127, Mississippi 50, Arizona State 48, Michigan State 42, Northern Illinois 27, Cincinnati 27, Fresno State 22, Virginia Tech 12, Bowling Green 9, Georgia Tech 8, Arizona 6, Penn State 4, Boise State 3, Virginia 2, Arkansas 1

Baylor should have been in the Top 25 to start the season, but demolishing Wofford is probably reason enough to sneak into the back end with new quarterback Bryce Petty already providing an early rebuttal to any skeptics that might have existed.

Horns_bullet_mediumAnd dropped behind Oklahoma in the Coaches Poll:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS RANK
1 Alabama 1-0 1545 1
2 Ohio St. 1-0 1444 2
3 Oregon 1-0 1420 3
4 Stanford 0-0 1292 4
5 Clemson 1-0 1275 8
6 South Carolina 1-0 1220 7
7 Texas A&M 1-0 1181 6
8 Louisville 1-0 1051 9
9 Florida 1-0 974 10
10 Florida St. 1-0 946 12
11 LSU 1-0 926 13
12 Georgia 0-1 875 5
13 Notre Dame 1-0 840 11
14 Oklahoma St. 1-0 798 14
15 Oklahoma 1-0 666 16
16 Texas 1-0 660 15
17 Michigan 1-0 623 17
18 UCLA 1-0 368 21
19 Nebraska 1-0 357 18
20 Northwestern 1-0 348 22
21 Wisconsin 1-0 301 23
22 USC 1-0 176 24
23 Washington 1-0 145 NR
24 TCU 0-1 140 20
24 Miami 1-0 140 NR
Schools Dropped Out
No. 19 Boise State (0-1), No. 25 Oregon State (0-1).
Others Receiving Votes
Baylor 125; Michigan State 67; Mississippi 54; Fresno State 46; Northern Illinois 31; Arizona State 28; Cincinnati 19; Arkansas 12; San Jose State 12; Georgia Tech 10; Arizona 7; Boise State 5; Virginia Tech 5; Central Florida 4; Arkansas State 3; Kansas State 3; Texas Tech 3; Bowling Green 1; East Carolina 1; Missouri 1; North Carolina 1; Utah State 1.

Guess Time Warner picking up the Longhorn Network before the game really helped all those coaches watch Texas struggle in the first half against New Mexico State. Either that or their SIDs just read a quick recap and decided the Oklahoma shutout of a solid Louisiana-Monroe team was more impressive. Whatever. The Longhorns and Sooners will settle that debate soon enough in the Cotton Bowl.

Horns_bullet_mediumDepth charting. Not many changes to the Texas depth chart this week for BYU. Here are some thoughts on the small changes that were made:

-- Junior Greg Daniels is now the starting tight end over junior Geoff Swam, who was dinged a bit when he had a helmet-to-helmet collision with an Aggie defender while blocking for junior quarterback David Ash. He did eventually return to the game. None of the tight ends caught a pass on Saturday, but both Daniels and Swaim were effective as blockers, though it appeared Swaim missed his assignment on the push pass to Daje Johnson that resulted in the only negative play for the Longhorns on the day.

-- Freshman offensive lineman Kent Perkins was one of only two freshmen to play on Saturday, joining wide receiver Jacorey Warrick. He was listed on the depth chart behind redshirt freshman Curtis Riser as the co-back up, but has now moved ahead of Riser, even though he's still expected to spend more of his time outside at tackle, especially as he moves forward with his Texas career.

-- Junior safety Josh Turner was not listed on the depth chart at safety, as redshirt freshman Adrian Colbert is still listed as the back up to junior starter Mykkele Thompson.

Horns_bullet_mediumInjury news. The Longhorns should get two players back after they missed the first game.

Turner will be available to spell Thompson, though the Texas secondary didn't exactly miss Turner against a weak New Mexico State passing offense and the improved depth at cornerback decreases the need for Turner, but he's still a valuable player and BYU will be operating an attack that will move at a similar pace to the one run by Texas after getting off more than 90 plays against Virginia.

Meanwhile, it's not clear whether sophomore wide receiver Kendall Sanders will be ready to play after a high ankle sprain during fall camp. He was suspended for the first game because of his DUI arrest in College Station back in early April and should provide the Longhorns offense with another explosive weapon when he does fully heal from that injury, which is of the type that could unfortunately linger for some time, especially if aggravated.

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