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4-1 Texas slips in latest AP Top 25

The Longhorns have now won four straight and remain as one of the top 20 teams in the country.

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After jumping back into the Associated Press Top 25 last Sunday at No. 18, the Texas Longhorns have taken a slight step back in the updated AP Top 25, slipping one spot to No. 19.

Texas (4-1, 2-0) notched a road win over Kansas State (2-3, 0-2) on Saturday afternoon, 19-14, but it did so in unconvincing fashion. After amassing a 19-0 halftime advantage, Texas was shutout in the second half, and meanwhile, Kansas State chipped away and added a pair of touchdowns to trim the deficit to just five points.

Nevertheless, the Longhorns escaped Manhattan, Kansas with a win for the first time since 2002, and as a result, Texas will arrive in Dallas for the Red River Showdown at 4-1 for the first time since 2012. The No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners will occupy the other sideline, setting up the first top 20 showdown between the two rivals since 2012, when Texas was No. 15 and Oklahoma was No. 13.

The Longhorns hold the all-time series edge over the Sooners, 61-46-5, but Oklahoma has won three of the previous four meetings and each of the last two.