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Despite second consecutive loss, Texas stays put in latest AP Top 25

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Despite the Longhorns dropping their second consecutive game, Texas remains firm at No. 15 in the AP Top 25.

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The Texas Longhorns now have now dropped back-to-back games with the most recent coming on Saturday in a one-point, 42-41 heart-breaker at the hands of No. 7 West Virginia.

Nevertheless, despite the skid, the Longhorns remained put at No. 15 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.

However, Texas did drop four spots in the Amway Coaches Poll from No. 15 to No. 19.

Saturday’s college football schedule was arguably the biggest weekend of the season to date. With College Football Playoff implications unfolding in several games, and conference championship pictures becoming more clear in others, a total of nine Top 25 teams lost last week.

The Longhorns now sit in an interesting spot with three regular season games remaining. If Texas can win its remaining games against Texas Tech, Iowa State and Kansas, and West Virginia beats Oklahoma in the regular season finale, the Longhorns’ hopes to make it to Dallas for the Big 12 title game are still alive.

Texas (6-3, 4-2), however, has quite a task in front of it with the aforementioned teams. The Longhorns aren’t favored against Texas Tech, which will kickoff in Lubbock at 6:30 p.m. Central on Saturday, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index, or FPI. The Red Raiders have a 60.2 percent win probability.

Texas is favored in the final two regular season games, though. The Longhorns currently hold a 64.9 percent win probability against No. 23 Iowa State when the Cyclones come to Austin the week after Texas faces Texas Tech.

Texas finishes its regular season at Kansas, where it has a 84.7 percent win probability according to ESPN’s FPI.