Who runs this state? The Dave Campbell’s Texas Football staff gives their power rankings of the 13 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.Texas Longhorns
Record: 11 - 1
Notes: The Longhorns can win a Big 12 championship and rest its case as a College Football Playoff contender with a win over Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Last Week: #1
2.SMU Mustangs
Record: 10 - 2
Notes: SMU finished the regular season 10-2 and are headed to New Orleans to face Tulane in search of first conference crown since the 1980s.
Last Week: #2
3.Texas A&M Aggies
Record: 7 - 5
Notes: The Aggies finished at .500 in SEC play and are ready for the Mike Elko era. How much of that roster can he keep intact for 2024?
Last Week: #4
4.UTSA Roadrunners
Record: 8 - 4
Notes: Five turnovers ruined any chances for UTSA to compete for a third consecutive conference title. Next up is trying to win the first bowl game in program history.
Last Week: #3
5.Texas Tech Red Raiders
Record: 6 - 6
Notes: A blowout loss to Texas won't feel good, but Joey McGuire is only the second head coach in Texas Tech history to go bowling in his first two seasons at the helm.
Last Week: #5
6.Texas State Bobcats
Record: 7 - 5
Notes: An historic season in San Marcos concluded with a win over South Alabama. The Bobcats are going bowling for the first time in program history.
Last Week: #6
7.Rice Owls
Record: 6 - 6
Notes: Mike Bloomgren continues to improve the Rice win total year over year. This time, the Owls won six games and will go to a bowl game for second straight season.
Last Week: #8
8.TCU Horned Frogs
Record: 5 - 7
Notes: TCU became the first team to miss a bowl game the year after playing for a national championship since Texas in 2010.
Last Week: #7
9.North Texas Mean Green
Record: 5 - 7
Notes: North Texas finished the season on a two-game win streak in Eric Morris' first season in Denton.
Last Week: #10
10.Houston Cougars
Record: 4 - 8
Notes: A new regime will lead the Cougars into their second year of Big 12 play following news that Dana Holgorsen was fired after five seasons.
Last Week: #9
11.Baylor Bears
Record: 3 - 9
Notes: Dave Aranda is returning in 2024 despite a 0-7 record at home against FBS teams in 2023. The offense will undergo an overhaul.
Last Week: #11
12.Sam Houston Bearkats
Record: 3 - 9
Notes: Sam Houston won three of its last four to finish its first FBS season in a respectable fashion. The Bearkats lost five conference games by one possession.
Last Week: #13
13.UTEP Miners
Record: 3 - 9
Notes: UTEP limped to the finish line and decided to relieve head coach Dana Dimel of his duties after six years in El Paso.
Last Week: #12