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: Oct. 6, 2015

Rank History

TCU Horned Frogs (5-0)

Pasting Texas has become a Big 12 pastime of late, but make no mistake: the Frogs' dismantling of the Longhorns was impressive.

Last week: 1

Baylor Bears (4-0)

The first true test of the season is behind the Bears, and so far, so good. If you're handing out grades, the offense gets an A and the defense gets a C. That's good enough.

Last week: 2

Texas A&M Aggies (5-0)

The first home win over a ranked team in the Kevin Sumlin era came at a great time, and now, the Ags set their sights even higher: Bama, in two weeks.

Last week: 3

Houston Cougars (4-0)

Take a look at the Cougars' schedule. They should be favored in their next four games — maybe even five — and from there, you're in AAC title contention.

Last week: 4

Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-2)

The good news: Tech's woeful defense is done with Big 12 juggernauts TCU and Baylor. The bad news: Oklahoma, OSU, West Virginia and others can still score.

Last week: 5

Texas Longhorns (1-4)

It's time for the Longhorns to buck up, buttercup. The season is still salvageable, but it has to start right this instant.

Last week: 6

Rice Owls (2-3)

Another week, another clobbering by a talented passing offense. The Owls need to play ball control on offense to protect their ailing secondary.

Last week: 7

UTSA Roadrunners (1-4)

A win! A win! Yes, it was ugly, and weather-shortened, and often hard to watch, but at this point, victories are victories for the Roadrunners.

Last week: 11

SMU Mustangs (1-4)

Lost in what will be a bad season is a resurgent year from QB Matt Davis. It's too bad that an awful defense will make it all for naught.

Last week: 9

UTEP Miners (2-3)

Forget, for a moment, the loss of RB Aaron Jones and the lack of an offensive spark. It doesn't mean anything if you can't stop anyone, and the Miners can't.

Last week: 8

Texas State Bobcats (1-3)

PRO: The Bobcats, thanks to the amazing Tyler Jones, are 22nd in the nation in total defense.
CON: They're also 126th — second-to-last — in total defense.

Last week: 10

North Texas Mean Green (0-4)

We don't mean to be all doom and gloom, but if North Texas doesn't beat Portland State this week — and remember: PSU won at Washington State earlier this year — they could be staring at 0-12.

Last week: 12



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