Texas Longhorns climb into AP Top 25 USA Today Coaches Poll after win over Iowa State Cyclones

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After their hard-fought 24-21 win over Iowa State on Saturday, the Texas Longhorns moved up in both the Associated Press top 25 and USA Today coaches polls released Sunday.

The Longhorns moved up two spots in the AP Top 25 to No. 20 and three spots in the USA Today Coaches Poll to No. 21. In the AP Top 25, the Longhorns are sandwiched between No. 19 Kentucky and No. 21 Cincinnati. In the coaches poll, Illinois is No. 20 and North Carolina, coached by former Longhorns coach Mack Brown, is No. 21.

The Tennessee Volunteers did what the Longhorns almost did and defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 52-49 with a late game field goal. The Vols moved up three spots to No. 3 and the Tide dropped to No. 6 in the AP Top 25. Alabama fell to No. 6 from the top spot in the coaches poll and Tennessee moved up to No. 4.

Georgia and Ohio State Nos. 1 and 2 in both polls. Tennessee, Michigan and Clemson round out the top five in the AP Top 25 in that order. The Vols and Wolverines are reversed in the coach’s poll.

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TCU moved up five spots to No. 8 in the AP Top 25 after its win over former No. 8 Oklahoma State. The Horned Frogs outlasted the Cowboys in a thrilling 43-40 overtime game. In the coaches poll, TCU moved up seven spots to No. 8. Oklahoma State fell three spots to No. 11 in the AP Top 25 and four spots to No. 11 in the coaches poll.

Kansas State was idle and remained No. 17 in the AP top 25 and fell one spot to No. 17 in the coaches poll to round out the Big 12 teams in the rankings.

Syracuse is still undefeated at 6-0 after a 24-9 win over North Carolina State, and they moved up four spots to No. 14 in the AP Top 25 and in the coaches poll. They are the lowest ranked undefeated team in the poll.

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