The hype is building for the Texas Longhorns to earn a No. 1 ranking.
That includes Austin American-Statesman columnist Kirk Bohls, who ranked the Longhorns as the top overall team in his latest AP Poll vote. But beyond the hometown hopefuls, national media is picking up the hype train currently gaining momentum for Texas.
Take Sports Illustrated, for example.
From SI: “... Texas does certainly have the best resumé. And they have as good a claim as anyone to be considered for the alpha dog title. Yes, the Alabama win doesn’t look as impressive as it would have in years past. And yes, Jayhawks star quarterback Jaylon Daniels did not play on Saturday. But, the Longhorns - outside of a couple of plays - thoroughly dominated the Tide. Besides that, the Tide have looked like a much different team over the last two weeks against Ole Miss and Mississippi State.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Texas Longhorns report card: How they graded in their win over Kansas
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Texas looks as complete as anyone, is my new AP ballot No. 1
Austin American-Statesman: Longhorns notebook: WR Adonai Mitchell eases pain of Sanders’ injury
Dallas Morning News: 5 takeaways from Texas’ win vs. Kansas: Longhorns overcome another slow start at home
247Sports: The Texas Top 10: Ranking the 10 best players for the Longhorns following a 40-14 win over Kansas
247Sports: Texas offense’s five-game sample shows Steve Sarkisian’s message of versatility was more than coachspeak
247Sports: Meteoric rise of Texas RB Jonathon Brooks continues with historic performance against Kansas
Inside Texas: Film Room: Diving into Adonai Mitchell’s career day versus Kansas
Inside Texas: Coach V: Texas pounds Kansas with Oklahoma on the horizon
Inside Texas: Complementary football unlocked
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Quick update on key Texas official visitor from out West
247Sports: Texas pledge Aeryn Hampton updates commitment status
247Sports: Texas impresses a pair of offered 2025 OLs during win over Kansas
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns Sunday recruiting intel
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Austin American-Statesman: Texas and Oklahoma to meet in Dallas as ranked Red River rivals
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Kansas quarterback was a good Bean and all, but not OU’s Gabriel
247Sports: Next ‘championship game’ on Texas’ schedule? Revamped, undefeated Red River rival Oklahoma
Inside Texas: A statistical look: Texas vs. Oklahoma
Inside Texas: Kansas Football Post Mortem: Offense
Inside Texas: Top PFF grades from No. 3 Texas’ 40-14 win over No. 24 Kansas
Our Daily Bears: Instant Reaction: Baylor at UCF
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia overcomes the odds, stuns TCU, 24-21, in Fort Worth
The Smoking Musket: What I think about trusting the climb
Rock Chalk Talk: Texas grills Kansas, 40-14
WHAT WE’RE READING
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SB Nation: Ja’Marr Chase says ‘I’m always f****** open’ as Bengals offense continues struggles
SB Nation: Taylor Swift makes entrance at Chiefs-Jets with celebrity friends to watch Travis Kelce
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Texas volleyball beat the BYU Cougars, once again, this past Friday.
- The former Texas guard has been dismissed by the Kansas Jayhawks.