Power Poll -- Week Six
By the TexasFootball.com Staff
And just like that, there's just one more undefeated team in Texas...and it's the youngest program in the state, UTSA.
Texas dropped its first game, losing a shootout with West Virginia. Texas Tech lost its first game of the year, getting throttled at home by Oklahoma. And TCU fell for the first time this season, getting upset at home by Iowa State.
So, what in the world do we do with our Power Poll, our weekly ranking of the 12 FBS programs in Texas?
DCTF's 2012 Texas College Power Poll — Week Six
|#||School||Last Week Rank|
|Travis Stewart: UT may have lost just minutes after A&M completed a fine comeback against Ole Miss, but Texas was also playing the nation’s eighth-best team and beat A&M’s victim by 35. For now, Texas stays at No. 1.|
|t-2||Texas A&M Aggies||2|
|Brad Hilliard: Instead of a bye week, Mother Nature has matched the Aggies up against a very pesky Louisiana Tech squad this weekend.|
|Greg Tepper: Nobody benefitted from a bye week more than the Bears, considering two teams ahead of them -- Tech and TCU -- lost at home.|
|4||Texas Tech Red Raiders||3|
|Jake Shaw: The Red Raiders must avoid another post-Oklahoma letdown.|
|5||TCU Horned Frogs||4|
|Adam Hochfelder: Injuries and drug/alcohol suspensions along with youth translate into TCU being a pretty “Not good” football team right now. With the team they fielded against Iowa State, each week will be a battle to get to six wins at this stage.|
|Brad Hilliard: The past two weeks have been very big steps in the right direction for the Mustang defense.|
|Greg Tepper: Write this down, Houston coaching staff: when you get Charles Sims going -- and 210 yards and a touchdown counts as "getting going" -- things get a lot easier.|
|Jake Shaw: The Roadrunners' rise in the power poll will be on the line with the game at Rice on Saturday.|
|Adam Hochfelder: Where was the team that was threatening OU in the fourth quarter? They sure did not show up at home against the Mustangs.|
|10||North Texas Mean Green||6|
|Brad Hilliard: This year’s Mean Green squad is better than 2011’s, but unfortunately for UNT the entire Sun Belt is way up.|
|11||Texas State Bobcats||11|
|Jake Shaw: It's safe to say the momentum from the season-opening win at Houston has completely vanished.|
|Greg Tepper: I don't care that it was on the road. Losing to Memphis represents rock bottom for the David Bailiff regime at Rice.|
ABOUT THE PANEL:
> Travis Stewart is the managing editor of DCTF
> Greg Tepper is the associate editor of DCTF
> Adam Hochfelder is the Executive Director of DCTF and several other IMG College properties
> Brad Hilliard is the operations coordinator for DCTF and several other IMG College properties
> Rick Epstein is an account executive for DCTF several other IMG College properties
> Jake Shaw is a contributor to TexasFootball.com
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