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After a 2-0 week, including a road win over Nebraska, will Texas be ranked this week? The Horns were in the others receiving votes category of both the AP and the ESPN/USA Today Poll last week. Texas was #28 in AP and #31 in ESPN.

How are some of the teams faring that are are currently ranked ahead of the Horns? Rankings below are last week's (AP/ESPN).

(17/19)  Arizona (14-6, 5-4): The Wildcats have dropped four of their last five and were destroyed on Saturday by North Carolina on their home court by 28 points. Time for them to drop out.

(19/17)  Clemson (18-4, 4-4): They were the last undefeated team left this season but have been exposed in ACC play. The Tigers have dropped four of their last five. Time for them to go as well.

(21/22) LSU (13-7, 2-4) : One of the Horns' best victories of the season looks worse and worse. LSU has lost three straight and four of six. No team under .500 in conference deserves to be ranked.

(22/21) Notre Dame (17-4, 5-3): The Irish split last week by losing at St. John's and then, avenging an earlier defeat, by taking care of Villanova at home. They probably hang on.

(23/24) Indiana (15-5, 5-2): Kelvin Samson's club also split last week. The Hoosiers lost at Illinois but beat Michigan over the weekend. Probably not enough. Hello others receiving votes.

(25/26) USC (16-6, 6-3) : The loss earlier this week at Stanford doesn't look as bad now that the Cardinal also knocked off UCLA. Still probably on the outside looking in.

Tennessee, Kentucky, and Villanova along with Texas were all on the cusp last week. The Vols lost two this week and have now dropped five of seven. Tennessee's losses deliver more blows to the Horns' strength of schedule. Kentucky split their games last week as did Nova. The Horns were the only ones to have a perfect week.

It's time for Texas to be ranked. I'll be happy with #25. Just rank us please. If the writers and coaches have been paying attention, the Horns should be back in both polls.
AP and ESPN/USA Today Poll will both be released later today.

(Hat Tip: to PHF for pointing out some of this earlier this week.)

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