The DCTF Power Poll

Each week, the Dave Campbell's Texas Football staff gets together and ranks the 12 FBS teams in Texas. We call this the DCTF Power Poll, a way of seeing which Lone Star State college reigns supreme.

DCTF's 2013 Texas College Power Poll — Week Eleven

# School Week 9 Rank
1 Baylor Bears 1
Greg Tepper: Can we knock off the "Baylor proved themselves vs. Oklahoma" nonsense? The Bears were a great team before the game, and they're a great team now. The sky's the limit, but one can't help but look ahead to November 23 in Stillwater as the biggest remaining hurdle. One game at a time, though.
2 Texas A&M Aggies 2
Greg Tepper: In perhaps Johnny Manziel's final game at Kyle Field, he went out with a bang. If he has, in fact, played his final college game in the Lone Star State, he'll go down as one of the most electrifying players in Texas college football history.
3 Texas Longhorns 3
Brad Hilliard: The Longhorns' turn around has come despite a number of key injuries. Can it continue after the most recent losses of Johnathan Gray and Chris Whaley?
4 Texas Tech Red Raiders t-4
Jake Shaw: The Red Raiders' suddenly sinking season would turn around in a hurry with an upset of Baylor Saturday night at Jerry World.
5 Houston Cougars t-4
Greg Tepper: So close, and yet so far for the Coogs, who had a chance to get a massive win over Central Florida but came up short. It's easy to look at the last few plays, but the game was lost in the first half, where UH dug itself too deep a hole.
6 North Texas Mean Green 6
Jake Shaw: Only the most optimistic of Mean Green fans would've predicted that with two games left to play, UNT would have total control over its destiny in the CUSA title race.
7 Rice Owls 7
Greg Tepper: After a bye week, the Owls look at a critical stretch of the season, in which they play twice in six days. The Owls are better than every team left on their schedule, but as we saw against North Texas, it's about execution.
8 TCU Horned Frogs 8
Greg Tepper: The Frogs are not in a position to be concerned with style points, because a win is a win is a win. Still, having to rally on the road against the second-worst team in the conference isn't exactly confidence-inspiring. Bowl eligibility is still in range, but -- and stop me if you've heard this before -- the offense has to find some consistency.
9 Texas State Bobcats 9
Greg Tepper: Not enough people are talking about the job Tyler Jones is doing as the new QB for Bobcats. If he had enough attempts to qualify, he'd rank 29th in the country in completion percentage at 64.5%. Clean up the interceptions, and the Bobs have a future star.
10 SMU Mustangs 10
Brad Hilliard: The same crippling inconsistencies that have besieged the SMU program for years do not appear to have improved. You have to wonder, is it time for June to goeth?
11 UTSA Roadrunners 11
Jake Shaw: It's pretty amazing that the Roadrunners could win the C-USA West division, yet still not qualify for a bowl game.
12 UTEP Miners 12
Greg Tepper: What is there to say about the Miners at this point? The passing attack hasn't come around, the defense has been awful and things just haven't gone well in any phase. But here's their chance at a win: 1-8 Florida Atlantic at home. El Paso needs something to cheer about.

ABOUT THE PANEL:
> 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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