Texas Rangers: Case Keenum
There's been a Texas invasion of the latest Cross-Sport Power Rankings on ESPN.com.
Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols took the top spot after his 5-for-6, three-homer Game 3 performance. (The Rangers' Nelson Cruz was No. 1 last week, by the way.)
But after Pujols, Lone Star State athletes dominated the top 10.
Derek Holland was No. 2 after shutting down Pujols and the Cardinals in Game 4 of the World Series.
Cowboys rookie DeMarco Murray is No. 3 for setting a team record with 253 yards against the Rams.
Next is No. 4 Mike Napoli, whose bat and arm have the Rangers one win away from their first world championship.
Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege, who led the Red Raiders' stunning upset of Oklahoma, is No. 5.
South Texas also provided top-10 pair, with University of Houston quarterback Case Keenum at No. 7 and Texans running back Arian Foster at No. 8.
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Play Podcast Rangers GM Jon Daniels joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to tackle the tough questions after his team failed to advance to the playoffs.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss having Nelson Cruz back in the lineup and how the Rangers are feeling heading into their wild-card play-in game against the Rays.
Play Podcast ESPN Insider and senior MLB analyst Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the wild-card race and the Rangers' chances of making the playoffs.
Play Podcast Chuck Cooperstein joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss why he feels Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish isn't an ace.
Play Podcast Elvis Andrus joins Galloway and Company to discuss the Rangers' stretch run and the morale level in their clubhouse.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss the latest Rangers news, including the team's struggles, Ron Washington's job security and a rumored trade with the Braves.
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Rangers' dismal September, who's to blame for their September struggles and his status as the team's manager.
Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss how some people are calling for the Rangers to fire manager Ron Washington.