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Texas WR Lil'Jordan Humphrey made the play of the game, coach Tom Herman said after the Longhorns' victory over Oklahoma. Humphrey gained yards after contact multiple times against the Sooners.
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Texas WR Lil'Jordan Humphrey made the play of the game, coach Tom Herman said after the Longhorns' victory over Oklahoma. Humphrey gained yards after contact multiple times against the Sooners.

The Texas Longhorns have returned to relevance in the college football world.

The Longhorns climbed two spots to No. 7 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll on Sunday, the highest-ranking since they started the 2010 season ranked No. 5.

Texas survived a late scare from Baylor on Saturday to remain the only undefeated team in Big 12 play.

A bye week helped Oklahoma as it went back into the Top 10, checking in at No. 9. The only other Big 12 school ranked is West Virginia.

The Mountaineers dropped from No. 6 to No. 13 following a loss at Iowa State on Saturday night.

Texas Tech received eight votes after its win over TCU. The Frogs didn’t receive any votes to fall completely out of the rankings for the first time this season.

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury on defeating TCU coach Gary Patterson.

Texas A&M, meanwhile, moved up five spots after knocking off South Carolina for its third straight win. The Aggies are No. 17.

The top four teams are Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Notre Dame. LSU rose to No. 5 after its upset win over Georgia (which fell to No. 8).

TCU head coach Gary Patterson talks about the strength of the Big 12 at Big 12 Media Days.

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