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: Preseason 2019

School
Record
Notes
Last Week
1.Texas Longhorns
Record: 0 - 0
Notes: For the first time since Colt McCoy, Texas is the undisputed top team in the state entering the season. Now, the Longhorns have to prove that they can finally deal with lofty national expectations
Last Week: NR
2.Texas A&M Aggies
Record: 0 - 0
Notes: The Aggies have to replace multiple players who left early for the NFL and play arguably the four best teams in America this season. Of course, that just means there are many opportunities for signature wins.
Last Week: NR
3.North Texas Mean Green
Record: 0 - 0
Notes: The Mean Green were close to topping this poll at the end of 2018 but blew double-digit leads in big games. Can Seth Littrell's team learn and avoid those same mistakes in Mason Fine's last year?
Last Week: NR
4.Baylor Bears
Record: 0 - 0
Notes: The Bears took a big step forward in 2018 and are poised for another with the bulk of the production returning on both sides. Development on both lines will determine just how high the Bears can rise.
Last Week: NR
5.TCU Horned Frogs
Record: 0 - 0
Notes: Defense will continue to be the calling card in Fort Worth, but there are still a plethora of offensive questions to be answered before the Horned Frogs can compete for the conference.
Last Week: NR
6.Houston Cougars
Record: 0 - 0
Notes: The Coogs are perhaps the biggest boom-or-bust program in the state this season. D'Eriq King could be the best quarterback in the state, but it also might take. year of adjustment before Dana Holgorsen brings real results.
Last Week: NR
7.SMU Mustangs
Record: 0 - 0
Notes: The Mustangs are still searching for an identity after collapsing in the final two games of the year to miss a bowl. Adding Shane Buechele should help add much-needed consistency under center.
Last Week: NR
8.Texas Tech Red Raiders
Record: 0 - 0
Notes: Matt Wells was hired to build a blue-collar, physical culture in Lubbock. However, changing the mindset at a power program takes time, and the schedule won't be easy.
Last Week: NR
9.Texas State Bobcats
Record: 0 - 0
Notes: There's real optimism in San Marcos. New coach Jake Spavital is a modern offensive mind, and the expectation should be to compete for a bowl berth in his first year.
Last Week: NR
10.UTSA Roadrunners
Record: 0 - 0
Notes: A young offensive line and attrition across the roster devastate the Roadrunners in Frank Wilson's third season. They must find consistent offensive production or risk falling behind other programs in the state.
Last Week: NR
11.UTEP Miners
Record: 0 - 0
Notes: Dana Dimel is putting together a rebuild on the fly after reeling in 32 players in the 2019 recruiting class. The Miners should show improvement after a year of experience in Dimel's system.
Last Week: NR
12.Rice Owls
Record: 0 - 0
Notes: Mike Bloomgren's team competed hard in his first season, but still has plenty left to do before the Owls can consistently compete against FBS competition.
Last Week: NR