College Power Poll

Who runs this state? The Dave Campbell’s Texas Football staff gives their power rankings of the 12 FBS college football teams in Texas.

Note: Teams are measured against the overall strength of their conference. Only teams that have played are ranked.

School
Record
Notes
Last Week
1.Baylor Bears
Record: 12 - 2
Notes: Baylor posted its first 12-win season in program history. Dave Aranda's crew tops the state thanks to a Big 12 championship and a Sugar Bowl win.
Last Week: NR
2.UTSA Roadrunners
Record: 12 - 2
Notes: The Roadrunners captured a conference title for the first time in program history. UTSA also locked up head coach Jeff Traylor with a 10-year contract.
Last Week: NR
3.Houston Cougars
Record: 12 - 2
Notes: The Cougars won 11 of their last 12 games with the only loss coming against Cincinnati in the AAC championship game. Clayton Tune took a step forward and the defense averaged four sacks a game.
Last Week: NR
4.Texas A&M Aggies
Record: 8 - 4
Notes: Texas A&M weathered injury at quarterback to reach eight wins in 2021. The highlight of the season for the Aggies was a home win over Alabama and the 2022 recruiting class, which ranks first in the nation.
Last Week: NR
5.SMU Mustangs
Record: 8 - 4
Notes: SMU lost four of its last five, and its head coach to crosstown rival TCU. A 7-0 start was undone by a poor end to the season. Former offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee is now the head coach.
Last Week: NR
6.North Texas Mean Green
Record: 6 - 7
Notes: A five-game winning streak to end the 2021 regular season allowed North Texas to reach a bowl game and keep Seth Littrell entrenched as the head coach.
Last Week: NR
7.UTEP Miners
Record: 7 - 6
Notes: UTEP reached a bowl game and was close to an eight-win season. An impressive feat for a program that won five games in the previous four seasons.
Last Week: NR
8.Texas Tech Red Raiders
Record: 7 - 6
Notes: Matt Wells was fired in the middle of the season and replaced by Joey McGuire. The Red Raiders closed out the season with a satisfying victory over Mississippi State and Mike Leach in a bowl game.
Last Week: NR
9.Texas Longhorns
Record: 5 - 7
Notes: Steve Sarkisian's first season in Austin didn't go as planned thanks to a six-game losing streak during Big 12 play.
Last Week: NR
10.TCU Horned Frogs
Record: 5 - 7
Notes: Gary Patterson's reign as the head coach at TCU came to an end in a disappointing 2021 campaign. Sonny Dykes was hired to be the first new head coach of the Horned Frogs since the turn of the century.
Last Week: NR
11.Rice Owls
Record: 4 - 8
Notes: Rice was two overtime losses from reaching six wins and bowl eligibility despite starting three different quarterbacks in 2021.
Last Week: NR
12.Texas State Bobcats
Record: 4 - 8
Notes: Texas State's four wins were the most by the program since 2014. Two of those four wins came in overtime.
Last Week: NR