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Texas climbs into top 10 in updated AP Top 25

The Longhorns enjoyed a bump in the AP poll following their overwhelming win over UTEP.

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NCAA Football: Texas El Paso at Texas Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

After completely obliterating the UTEP Miners on Saturday night, 59-3, the Texas Longhorns (1-0) are now among the nation’s top 10 in the latest AP Top 25, climbing five spots from No. 14 to No. 9.

The Longhorns enjoyed a similar surge in the Amway Coaches Poll, improving from No. 14 to No. 8.

Texas’ spot at No. 9 is their highest ranking since the No. 11 Longhorns lost to No. 6 Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown last season.

With then-No. 23 Iowa State dropping its opener to Louisiana, 31-14, Texas is one of just three ranked Big 12 teams, along with No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 11 Oklahoma State. Baylor, West Virginia, TCU, Iowa State, and Texas Tech are each receiving votes, as well.

Fresh off of their season-opening win, the Longhorns will immediately get some time off for a bye week, as they aren’t scheduled to take the field again until their conference slate gets underway on the road against Texas Tech (1-0) on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Kickoff between the No. 9 Longhorns and Red Raiders is set for 2:30 p.m. CT on FOX.