College Power Poll

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: 4 - 0
Notes: Texas stormed past Baylor to become 4-0 overall and 1-0 in Big 12 play. The Longhorn defense is stout.
Last Week: #1
2.TCU Horned Frogs
Record: 3 - 1
Notes: The Horned Frogs won their third straight overall and second consecutive Battle of the Iron Skillet with a win over rival SMU.
Last Week: #2
3.Texas A&M Aggies
Record: 3 - 1
Notes: The injury to quarterback Conner Weigman is a source of concern, but Max Johnson threw two touchdowns in relief duty in the win over Auburn.
Last Week: #3
4.Texas State Bobcats
Record: 3 - 1
Notes: Texas State is one of four FBS teams in Texas with three wins through four weeks. The comeback victory against Nevada might've been the most impressive.
Last Week: #6
5.SMU Mustangs
Record: 2 - 2
Notes: The only losses for SMU in 2023 were on the road to Oklahoma and TCU. The AAC schedule sets up perfectly for the Mustangs.
Last Week: #4
6.Rice Owls
Record: 2 - 2
Notes: A two-game winning streak was broken with a road loss to USF. The Owls are still one of only seven FBS teams in Texas with a .500 or better win percentage.
Last Week: #5
7.Houston Cougars
Record: 2 - 2
Notes: A big performance from quarterback Donovan Smith and running back Parker Jenkins paced the Houston offense in a win over Sam Houston.
Last Week: #7
8.UTSA Roadrunners
Record: 1 - 3
Notes: No Frank Harris meant no chance for UTSA on the road against Tennessee. Conference play will be a welcomed sight for the Roadrunners.
Last Week: #8
9.North Texas Mean Green
Record: 1 - 2
Notes: The Mean Green enjoyed an early idle week after a win over La Tech in Week 3. They should move to 2-0 with a Week 5. contest against Abilene Christian.
Last Week: #11
10.Texas Tech Red Raiders
Record: 1 - 3
Notes: Tyler Shough was lost to another season-ending injury as the road woes continued for Joey McGuire's Red Raiders.
Last Week: #9
11.Baylor Bears
Record: 1 - 3
Notes: Baylor is on an eight-game losing streak to FBS teams that dates back to last October.
Last Week: #10
12.Sam Houston Bearkats
Record: 0 - 3
Notes: We'll find out more about the Bearkats in Conference USA play because the non-conference schedule was brutal.
Last Week: #12
13.UTEP Miners
Record: 1 - 4
Notes: The Miners have lost four of their first five and are only a week away from the halfway point of their season.
Last Week: #13