After defeating the No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) in a game for the ages, the Texas Longhorns (5-1, 3-0 Big 12) moved up 10 spots to No. 9 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25. An impressive win against a rival top-10 opponent was enough to bolster the Longhorns into the top 10 and atop the Big 12 standings.
Texas also moved up six spots in the Amway Coaches Poll, jumping from No. 20 to No. 14.
Meanwhile, the Sooners only dropped four spots, falling from No. 7 to No. 11.
This is the highest ranking for this program since year two of the Charlie Strong era, where they were No. 11 after defeating Notre Dame to start the season. That ranking didn’t last long due to the loss at California just two weeks later.
Furthermore, the No. 9 ranking marks the first time Texas has been ranked within the top 10 since 2010.
The now-No. 9 Longhorns will return home on Saturday to host the 4-2 Baylor Bears at 2:30 p.m Central. The game will be televised on ESPN.
The Golden Hat belongs to Texas. This t-shirt can belong to you. The victory will live forever.