AUSTIN (KXAN) — For the sixth consecutive week, Texas is No. 7 in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings.
Despite a 57-7 blowout win over Texas Tech to end the Big 12 Conference regular season and send the Longhorns to the conference title game, voters kept the Longhorns in a spot they’ve been familiar with for almost two months. Ohio State fell out of the unbeaten ranks with a 30-24 loss to Michigan and tumbled four spots to No. 6.
Georgia remained the No. 1 team with Michigan, Washington, Florida State and Oregon each moving up a spot to occupy the top five. Alabama remained No. 8 while Missouri and Penn State each moved up a spot to round out to the top 10.
Oklahoma moved up one spot to No. 12 after beating TCU 69-45 to finish in a second-place tie with Oklahoma State at 7-2 in Big 12 play, but the Cowboys got the nod to face Texas in the title game. By coming back to beat BYU 40-34 in double overtime, Oklahoma State advanced via its Bedlam win over the Sooners. The Cowboys moved up two spots in the poll to No. 19 with the win.
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Louisville dropped six spots to No. 15 after losing to Governor’s Cup rivalry game to Kentucky 38-31 and Oregon State also fell six places to No. 21 following a 31-7 Civil War loss to Oregon. The Beavers also lost their head coach Jonathan Smith who took the head coaching job at Michigan State.
A new set of College Football Playoff Committee rankings are due Tuesday, and Texas has been No. 7 in every release. This is the final year of the 4-team playoff field and it will expand to 12 teams next year.