Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns are enjoying their best stretch of the season, winning their past three games. Victories against Baylor, Oklahoma State, and West Virginia have kept the Longhorns in the Big 12 championship discussion.
In the USA TODAY Sports re-rank, Texas remained in the No. 24 spot in the country. Northwestern was the only team to make a significant jump over the Longhorns in the top 25, moving up to No. 18 after beginning their season 4-0.
Oklahoma State remains the top team in the Big 12 at No. 15. The Cowboys have their biggest game of the season on Saturday night. The annual Bedlam matchup with Oklahoma will give the winner one foot in the Big 12 championship game.
Here is where every other Big 12 team is ranked:
No. 20 Iowa State
No. 22 Oklahoma
No. 34 Kansas State
No. 36 West Virginia
No. 62 TCU
No. 79 Texas Tech
No. 96 Baylor
No. 125 Kansas
With the bye week in the past and the focus turning to Kansas, Texas is entering a crucial stretch in their season. If the Longhorns can win out and have a little bit of luck in the tiebreaking categories, Herman could be trending towards his second conference championship appearance.
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