College Power Poll

Each week during the season, the staff ranks the 12 FBS teams in Texas. We call it the Power Poll — where does your team rank?

Updated: Sept. 29, 2015

Rank History

TCU Horned Frogs (4-0)

Aaron Green and Josh Doctson's heroics in Lubbock bailed out the Frogs' defense, which needs to get healthy in a hurry.

Last week: 1

Baylor Bears (3-0)

Per Football Outsiders, Baylor's two FBS wins have come against teams ranked 114th and 116th nationally. This week: 48th-ranked Texas Tech in the first true measuring stick of the year.

Last week: 2

Texas A&M Aggies (4-0)

The name of the game is survive and advance, and that's what A&M did against Arkansas. Now, the Aggies look for their first home win over a ranked team in five years.

Last week: 3

Houston Cougars (3-0)

Simply put, the Coogs are the most underrated team in Texas, and may have the best shot out of anyone of running the table.

Last week: 5

Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-1)

Lubbock is now Gutpunch City, USA. The Red Raiders are going to be dangerous all year, but the TCU game will go down as an all-time What If.

Last week: 4

Texas Longhorns (1-3)

Two weeks, two close games, two botched special teams plays, two losses. The defense showed some life, but a 1-5 start looks imminent.

Last week: 6

Rice Owls (2-2)

There's no shame in getting boat-raced by Baylor in Waco, but the Owls now rank second-to-last nationally in yards allowed per pass attempt. That problem ain't going away.

Last week: 7

UTEP Miners (2-2)

A win, however ugly, is a win. The defense finally looked like a force to be reckoned with, but now the offense needs to find a spark.

Last week: 9

SMU Mustangs (1-3)

James Madison? James Madison. Maybe we need to pump the brakes just a little on christening SMU as a program on the verge. It's going to take some time.

Last week: 8

Texas State Bobcats (1-3)

Defensive coordinator John Thompson is out after a dreadful start to the year; perhaps that is the catalyst to turn the Bobcats' fortunes.

Last week: 10

UTSA Roadrunners (0-4)

The most inconsistent team in Texas? One week, the offense is paralyzed; the next week, the defense can't get stops. These are the marks of a young team.

Last week: 11

North Texas Mean Green (0-3)

Everyone likes an underdog, which is good because the Mean Green are liable to be underdogs in every game this season.

Last week: 12



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