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Texas caps regular season ranked No. 9 in the latest AP Top 25

The Longhorns are a top 10 team entering the conference championship game. 

Tulsa v Texas Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

The regular season is now in the rearview and at this juncture, the Texas Longhorns enter postseason play as a top 10 team nationally.

On Sunday afternoon when the latest AP Top 25 released, the Longhorns were slotted at No. 9, marking a two-spot jump from last weekend’s placement at No. 11.

Texas snuck into the top 10 in the Amway Coaches Poll as well, improving from No. 11 to No. 9.

In addition to then-No. 4 Michigan, then No. 7 Washington State, and then-No. 8 LSU each falling over the weekend, Texas’ rise came following a Friday afternoon road win over the Kansas Jayhawks, which lifted the Longhorns to 9-3 overall and 7-2 in conference play. More notably, the 24-17 victory cemented Texas’ spot in the Big 12 Championship game in Arlington on Saturday, where the Longhorns will meet the No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners for a Red River Showdown rematch.

The first time around, Texas survived a late Oklahoma comeback, as the leg of Cameron Dicker led the Longhorns to a last-second 48-45 win.

The Big 12 Championship game is set for Saturday, Dec. 1.