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.

School
Record
Notes
Last Week
1.Houston Cougars
Record: 11 - 1
Notes: The Cougars closed the regular season on an 11-game winning streak ahead of an American Athletic Conference tilt against undefeated Cincinnati.
Last Week: #2
2.UTSA Roadrunners
Record: 11 - 1
Notes: Perfection is hard to achieve. The Roadrunners found that out in a disappointing loss on the road to North Texas. UTSA hosts Western Kentucky for the C-USA championship on Friday night.
Last Week: #1
3.Baylor Bears
Record: 10 - 2
Notes: A win over Texas Tech and a win by Oklahoma State in Bedlam allowed the Bears a spot in the Big 12 championship game on Saturday morning in Arlington.
Last Week: #3
4.Texas A&M Aggies
Record: 8 - 4
Notes: Texas A&M finished the regular season with four in-conference losses in a season that started with College Football Playoff aspirations.
Last Week: #4
5.SMU Mustangs
Record: 8 - 4
Notes: SMU went 1-4 down the stretch of the season as Sonny Dykes was courted, and eventually left, for crosstown rival TCU.
Last Week: #7
6.North Texas Mean Green
Record: 6 - 6
Notes: Hats off to Seth Littrell and the Mean Green. North Texas ended the regular season on a five-game winning streak to become bowl eligible despite a 1-6 start.
Last Week: #6
7.UTEP Miners
Record: 7 - 5
Notes: The Miners won five game from 2017 through 2020. UTEP won seven games in 2021 and are headed to a bowl game.
Last Week: #5
8.Texas Tech Red Raiders
Record: 6 - 6
Notes: The Red Raiders reached bowl eligibility despite firing head coach Matt Wells in the middle of the season. New head coach Joey McGuire will take the extra practices.
Last Week: #9
9.Texas Longhorns
Record: 5 - 7
Notes: The Longhorns snapped a six-game losing streak with a home win over Kansas State. It's an important off-season for Steve Sarkisian and his staff because the roster simply isn't good enough.
Last Week: #12
10.TCU Horned Frogs
Record: 5 - 7
Notes: TCU welcomed Sonny Dykes as its new head coach during a Tuesday morning press conference. The former SMU head man is putting together an elite recruiting staff.
Last Week: #8
11.Rice Owls
Record: 4 - 8
Notes: The Owls finished the regular season on a positive note with a win over Louisiana Tech. Rice was two overtime losses away from bowl eligibility.
Last Week: #11
12.Texas State Bobcats
Record: 4 - 8
Notes: Four wins is a step in the right direction for Texas State, but the Bobcats must invest into the football program if they expect to be any better than average.
Last Week: #10