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Texas falls from AP Top 25 following loss to Iowa State

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No surprise here.

Texas v Iowa State Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images

For the second time this season, the Texas Longhorns have fallen from the AP Top 25 in the aftermath of a conference loss.

The latest example comes after Texas fell just short on the road to the Iowa State Cyclones, 23-21, thanks in large part to the leg of Cyclones kicker Connor Assalley, who split the uprights from 36 yards out as time expired. In doing so, Assalley and the Cyclones effectively ended Texas’ Big 12 title aspirations and guaranteed a regression from a 2018 season that certainly seemed to be a turning point for the program.

Now, with only two games remaining on the regular season slate, Tom Herman’s Longhorns are unranked and 6-4 on the season.

Things may get worse before they get better, too, as Texas will now get set for a road trip up I-35 in hopes of an upset over No. 13 Baylor. Per ESPN’s FPI, the Longhorns have only a 37.5 percent chance to leave Waco with a win.

Kickoff between Texas and Baylor is set for 2:30 p.m. CT on FS1.