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Eight teams have better odds to make CFB playoff than No. 6 Texas, per one projection

Texas Longhorns tight end Andrew Beck (47) wears the Golden Hat and celebrates with fans after defeating Oklahoma 48-45 in an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Dallas.
Texas Longhorns tight end Andrew Beck (47) wears the Golden Hat and celebrates with fans after defeating Oklahoma 48-45 in an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Dallas. AP

Texas might be back.

At the very least, Tom Herman’s team continues to climb the rankings. The Longhorns moved up to the No. 6 spot Sunday in the latest Associated Press poll.

UT was previously ranked No. 9, but Ohio State, previously ranked No. 2, dropped seven spots after getting upset by Purdue on Saturday night.

Texas currently occupies first place in the Big 12 (4-0) and would secure a bid in the conference title game by winning out.

But where does this team stand in the hunt for one of the four College Football Playoff spots?

According to Fivethirtyeight.com’s latest CFB Playoff projection, the Longhorns currently have a 15 percent chance of make of being one of the four teams selected.

Eight teams have better CFB playoff odds, including three ranked below Texas. That list includes No. 8 Oklahoma ( 30 percent), No. 7 Georgia (21 percent) and No. 11 Ohio State (22 percent.)

The Texas Longhorns took a significant step Saturday in winning the Red River Showdown over Oklahoma. It begged the question whether Texas is back.

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