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)

School
Record
Notes
Last Week
1.Texas Longhorns
Record: 10 - 4
Notes: The Longhorns can clinch a spot in the Big 12 championship with a win over Kansas this week.
Last Week: #1
2.Texas A&M Aggies
Record: 9 - 4
Notes: The Aggies have one more chance to prove this team is different under Jimbo Fisher. It comes against heated rival LSU.
Last Week: #2
3.Houston Cougars
Record: 7 - 5
Notes: The Cougars play for a spot in the American title game on Friday, but will be without star quarterback D'Eriq King, who tore his meniscus.
Last Week: #4
4.North Texas Mean Green
Record: 9 - 4
Notes: The Mean Green found a way to beat FAU, a team that confounded them a season ago. A 10-win season is still possible.
Last Week: #6
5.Texas Tech Red Raiders
Record: 5 - 6
Notes: The Red Raiders played their first truly disappointing game of the year, losing 21-6 against a bad Kansas State squad in Manhattan.
Last Week: #3
6.SMU Mustangs
Record: 5 - 7
Notes: The moment was a little too big for the Mustangs a week ago, but SMU can make a bowl game by beating lowly Tulsa on Saturday.
Last Week: #5
7.TCU Horned Frogs
Record: 7 - 6
Notes: The Horned Frogs won an ugly game against Baylor to keep a shot at bowl eligibility alive.
Last Week: #8
8.Baylor Bears
Record: 7 - 6
Notes: The Bears had a chance to cement themselves as a bowl team a week ago. Now, Baylor must beat a hungry Texas Tech squad on a neutral site.
Last Week: #7
9.Texas State Bobcats
Record: 3 - 9
Notes: The Bobcats made a questionable decision firing Everett Withers. There's been plenty of growth over the past several weeks.
Last Week: #9
10.UTEP Miners
Record: 1 - 11
Notes: The Miners missed a big opportunity against SKU, but still have looked generally better.
Last Week: #10
11.UTSA Roadrunners
Record: 3 - 9
Notes: The Roadrunners are the worst offense in the country, and one of the worst in recent memory.
Last Week: #12
12.Rice Owls
Record: 2 - 11
Notes: The Owls are overmatched at this point, but have still showed some encouraging signs this season.
Last Week: #11