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.

Last Week
1.TCU Horned Frogs
Record: 13 - 2
Notes: An overtime loss in the Big 12 championship game didn't stop TCU from earning the three-seed in the College Football Playoff.
Last Week: #1
2.UTSA Roadrunners
Record: 11 - 3
Notes: The Roadrunners race into the American Athletic Conference with the last two C-USA championships in the cupboard.
Last Week: #2
3.Texas Longhorns
Record: 8 - 5
Notes: The four losses for Texas were by a combined 18 points. The Longhorns didn't lose a game by more than one possession in 2022.
Last Week: #3
4.Texas Tech Red Raiders
Record: 8 - 5
Notes: Joey McGuire led the Red Raiders to a winning record in the Big 12 for the first time since 2009.
Last Week: #4
5.North Texas Mean Green
Record: 7 - 7
Notes: A berth into the Conference USA championship was a good showing, but Seth Littrell still lost his job as head coach.
Last Week: #5
6.SMU Mustangs
Record: 7 - 6
Notes: A seven-win season was a success for first-year head coach Rhett Lashlee given the injuries at quarterback and poor secondary play.
Last Week: #7
7.Baylor Bears
Record: 6 - 7
Notes: The Bears came back to earth in 2022 following a 12-win season and Big 12 title last season.
Last Week: #6
8.Houston Cougars
Record: 8 - 5
Notes: High expectations entering the season made the seven wins feel like a disappointment for the Cougars.
Last Week: #8
9.Rice Owls
Record: 5 - 8
Notes: A high APR means the Owls get to go bowling despite only winning five games this year.
Last Week: #9
10.Texas A&M Aggies
Record: 5 - 7
Notes: An important offseason awaits Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies after a disappointing five-win campaign.
Last Week: #11
11.UTEP Miners
Record: 5 - 7
Notes: Dana Dimel's crew fell one game short of reaching consecutive bowl games for only the third time in program history.
Last Week: #10
12.Texas State Bobcats
Record: 4 - 8
Notes: Jake Spavital was replaced by G.J. Kinne as head coach of the Texas State Bobcats following a four-win 2022.
Last Week: #12