If moving up in increments isn't all that exciting, it could be worse. Texas has dropped a spot after each of its last two wins. Saturday's mistake-prone, 24-14 victory at Texas Tech obviously didn't impress the voters, who dropped the Longhorns to No. 7. Texas opened the season at No. 5.
In the USA Today coaches poll, TCU remained at No. 5, while Texas is No. 4.