Texas Longhorns Take Over Top Spot In Both Polls

By Kevin Kelley -

With their 45-35 victory over the previously no. 1 Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Rivalry, the Texas Longhorns have taken over the top spot in both the AP Poll and USA Today Coaches’ Poll. The Longhorns (6-0, 2-0) face the Missouri Tigers this weekend.

Missouri (5-1, 1-1) suffered their first loss this weekend at the hands of the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Tigers fell to 11th in the AP and 12th in the Coaches’ Poll.

Texas jumped over the 2nd ranked Alabama Crimson Tide to claim the top spot. Alabama was idle this weekend, which obviously didn’t help their case. However, the Longhorns did beat the consensus number one team in the country.

In the AP Poll, the rest of the Top 5 consists of Alabama, Penn State, Oklahoma and Florida. In the Coaches Poll, Alabama, Penn State, USC and Texas Tech complete the Top 5.