College Power Poll
Each week during the season, the TexasFootball.com staff ranks the 12 FBS teams in Texas. We call it the Power Poll — where does your team rank?
Updated: Nov. 17, 2015
Baylor Bears (8-1)
The national title dreams are almost certainly dashed, but the Big 12 title is still in reach. Problem is, a trip to Stillwater — where the Bears haven't won since 1939 — awaits.
Last week: 1
Houston Cougars (10-0)
#HTownTakeover is real, and the Cougars have a legitimate shot at running the table. But first things first: avoiding a trap game at UConn.
Last week: 3
TCU Horned Frogs (9-1)
The injury bug has officially swallowed TCU whole, as Trevone Boykin is probable at best for the Frogs' showdown in Norman. It's a shame to see TCU's promising season decimated like this.
Last week: 2
Texas A&M Aggies (7-3)
There's a legit quarterback controversy in College Station, as Kyle Allen replaced Kyler Murray and looked fabulous in relief. Who takes the field against a salty Vanderbilt defense?
Last week: 4
Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-5)
The Red Raiders are bowl eligible for the 23rd time in the last 25 seasons, which is a credit to the coaching staff for keeping the squad motivated. Now, a week off before a date with Texas on Thanksgiving.
Last week: 5
Texas Longhorns (4-6)
Barring a miracle, the Longhorns are going to miss a bowl for the first time in the Charlie Strong era. Not exactly the step forward people (including DCTF) had forecasted for 2015.
Last week: 6
UTEP Miners (4-6)
Telling statistic: the Miners are +3 in the turnover margin in their four wins, and -11 in their six losses.
Last week: 7
Rice Owls (4-6)
After an embarrassment at the hands of Southern Miss, the Owls need to dust themselves off in a hurry — the remaining games are winnable, and doing so would make them bowl-eligible.
Last week: 8
Texas State Bobcats (3-6)
It's never fun to play on five days rest, but hosting a Louisiana-Monroe team that just fired its head coach is probably the best-case scenario for that.
Last week: 9
UTSA Roadrunners (2-8)
A win! A win! It wasn't pretty, and it's not one Larry Coker will keep in his archives, but the overtime victory over Charlotte is a rare positive moment in this lost season.
Last week: 12
SMU Mustangs (1-9)
The Ponies got Navy'd, giving up more than 400 yards of rushing offense to the Midshipmen. Is there another win left on the schedule for SMU? If so, it's this week against Tulane.
Last week: 10
North Texas Mean Green (1-9)
A loss is a loss, but North Texas showed some fight in their loss to far superior SEC squad Tennessee. At this point, moral victories may be all that's left for UNT.
Last week: 11