Texas Longhorns Number One!
Big news for Texas Longhorn fans, Texas is now ranked number one! After a glorious win over Oklahoma this past Saturday, Texas is now ranked number one in the latest Associated Press college football poll. The Red River Shootout is one of the biggest rivalries in college football. I caught the game just after half-time, and saw the Longhorns come back to beat the Sooners. Texas was ranked number 5 before the game, and Oklahoma was ranked number one. Hook ‘em Horns!
Texas rode its resounding Red River Rivalry upset right to No. 1.
The Longhorns leapfrogged No. 2 Alabama on Sunday and sit atop The Associated Press Top 25 in the regular season for the first time in 24 years after beating Oklahoma 45-35.
Texas' jump from No. 5 to No. 1 is the largest since Miami went from No. 6 to No. 1 on Aug. 29, 1988, after beating preseason top-ranked Florida State 31-0 to start the season.
Texas received 39 first-place votes and 1,599 points from the media panel. Alabama received the other 36 first-place votes and 1,582 points.
"Being ranked No. 1 shows respect for what we've accomplished through the early part of the season, but nobody really knows who is No. 1 at this point," Texas coach Mack Brown said Sunday.
Trailing the No. 1 Sooners nearly all game, Colt McCoy and the fifth-ranked Longhorns grabbed control in the fourth quarter and refused to let go, pulling away for a 45-35 victory yesterday in one of the greatest games in the storied series between these Red River rivals.
"It was a game when every time somebody made a play, the other team would get more excited," Brown said. "It was one of the greatest football games I've ever seen."