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.

UPDATED: Nov. 29, 2020

Last Week
1.Texas A&M Aggies
Record: 3 - 0
Notes: Texas A&M coasted past New Mexico to set up an SEC showdown with Arkansas on Saturday in Arlington. The Wrecking Crew defense is back in full force.
Last Week: #1
2.UTSA Roadrunners
Record: 3 - 0
Notes: The Roadrunners are 3-0 entering an important game against Memphis on Saturday. The UTSA defense is becoming an elite unit.
Last Week: #2
3.Baylor Bears
Record: 3 - 0
Notes: Baylor outscored its previous two opponents 111-14, including a 45-7 win at Kansas last week. Iowa State comes to Waco for a big game on Saturday.
Last Week: #4
4.TCU Horned Frogs
Record: 2 - 0
Notes: The Horned Frogs were idle last week, providing head coach Gary Patterson with two weeks to prepare for SMU.
Last Week: #3
5.Texas Longhorns
Record: 2 - 1
Notes: Quarterback Casey Thompson and a dominant rushing attack were too much for Rice. Texas starts Big 12 play on Saturday when it hosts Texas Tech.
Last Week: #6
6.Texas Tech Red Raiders
Record: 3 - 0
Notes: The Red Raiders are undefeated entering the road trip to Texas on Saturday. Quarterback Tyler Shough threw for 399 yards and four touchdowns in the win over FIU.
Last Week: #5
7.SMU Mustangs
Record: 3 - 0
Notes: A Hail Mary pass kept SMU's unbeaten streak alive with the Iron Skillet up for grabs this weekend against TCU. Quarterback Tanner Mordecai leads the nation with 11 touchdown passes.
Last Week: #7
8.Houston Cougars
Record: 2 - 1
Notes: Houston rebounded from a Week 1 loss to Texas Tech with a pair of dominant wins over Rice and Grambling, outscoring those teams 89-7.
Last Week: #8
9.UTEP Miners
Record: 2 - 1
Notes: The Miners are 2-1 with their only loss occurring at Boise State. UTEP hosts New Mexico in a winnable game on Saturday night.
Last Week: #11
10.North Texas Mean Green
Record: 1 - 2
Notes: North Texas was outscored 68-12 over the last six quarters in losses to SMU and UAB.
Last Week: #9
11.Rice Owls
Record: 0 - 3
Notes: At least Rice didn't lose to an FCS team.
Last Week: #12
12.Texas State Bobcats
Record: 1 - 2
Notes: Losing at home to an FCS program, even a good one such as Incarnate Word, lands Texas State at the bottom of the power poll.
Last Week: #10