AUSTIN - The SEC has been the dominant conference in college football in the last decade, but one state is now dominating the Top 25, Texas. The Lone Star State has five teams in the latest USA Today Coaches poll, including the Texas Longhorns.
Texas ranked 20th in the poll and was the biggest riser in the coaches poll after pulling out a thrilling 50-47 double-overtime win over then ninth-ranked Notre Dame. Texas jumped 12 spots in a week in the Coaches Poll.
Alabama maintained the number one spot in the poll after demolishing then 20th ranked USC. The Trojans have since fallen out of the Top 25. Behind the Crimson Tide in the top five were: Clemson, Florida State, Ohio State, and the Stanford Cardinal.
Michigan checks in at number six just ahead of the highest ranked team from the state of Texas, the Houston Cougars at seven. Houston beat Oklahoma in all aspects of the game last Saturday and sent the Sooners tumbling 10 spots in the poll.
After Houston, Michigan State, Georgia, and Iowa rounded out the Top 10 in the latest coaches poll. The full rankings can be seen below. Interestingly enough, despite the SEC’s struggles on Saturday; the conference still put seven teams in the Top 25.
- Florida State
- Ohio State
- Michigan State
- Texas Christian
- Oklahoma State
- Notre Dame
- Louisiana State
- Texas A&M