For the first time this season, Sunday’s updated Associated Press college football poll does not include any school from Texas.
Both Houston and Texas A&M, two reams ranked in last week’s poll, dropped out Sunday after losses in their most recent games. The Cougars (9-3) topped the list of unranked teams receiving votes, meaning Houston finished 26th in the latest balloting. A&M (8-4) also received votes and would have been No. 30 if the poll extended that far.
It marks the first time this season that the Lone Star State has not had a team in the weekly poll despite being one of the nation’s dominant producers of college football talent from its high school ranks.
The latest poll, topped once again by No. 1 Alabama (12-0), includes three teams from the Big 12: No. 7 Oklahoma (9-2), No. 11 Oklahoma State (9-2) and No. 14 West Virginia (9-2).