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.

UPDATED: Oct. 29, 2018 (Week 9)

Last Week
1.Texas Longhorns
Record: 7 - 3
Notes: The Longhorns eked by Texas Tech, and that's enough to stay No. 1.
Last Week: #1
2.Texas A&M Aggies
Record: 6 - 4
Notes: The Aggies edged Ole Miss, and now face a tough test from UAB.
Last Week: #4
3.Texas Tech Red Raiders
Record: 5 - 5
Notes: The Red Raiders continue to move offensively without Alan Bowman, but wasted an opportunity to beat Texas at home.
Last Week: #3
4.Houston Cougars
Record: 6 - 3
Notes: The Cougars were on top of the state, but two straight losses has made things less palatable.
Last Week: #2
5.SMU Mustangs
Record: 5 - 5
Notes: The Mustangs continue to quietly ascend through the American Athletic Conference, and can get the inside track to a title game spot on Friday.
Last Week: #6
6.North Texas Mean Green
Record: 7 - 3
Notes: The Mean Green have now lost three games, and all were blown leads. It's hard to not wonder what could have been in Denton.
Last Week: #5
7.Baylor Bears
Record: 5 - 5
Notes: The Bears can get back to bowl eligibility on Saturday, and that's a huge step for the program.
Last Week: #7
8.TCU Horned Frogs
Record: 4 - 6
Notes: The Horned Frogs continue to struggle. Bowl eligibility looks like a pipe dream.
Last Week: #8
9.Texas State Bobcats
Record: 3 - 7
Notes: The Bobcats lost against a better App State team, but there's no shame in that.
Last Week: #9
10.UTEP Miners
Record: 1 - 9
Notes: The Miners continue to keep things close against teams they have no business competing against.
Last Week: #10
11.Rice Owls
Record: 1 - 10
Notes: The Owls showed some life with Shawn Stankavage back in the lineup, and that's progress.
Last Week: #12
12.UTSA Roadrunners
Record: 3 - 7
Notes: The Roadrunners can't do anything offensively – anything at all.
Last Week: #11