Texas has 12 FBS teams. Each week we will rank them based on season-long performance, the prior game, and success relative to their level. These are the rankings after Nov. 4 games.
No. 12: UTEP
The beating goes on for the winless Miners. North Texas took them to the woodshed.
No. 11: Rice
The Owls at least put up a fight against Southern Miss. Alas, it was still a losing effort.
No. 10: Texas State
The Bobcats are playing better football, but lost 33-30 to Georgia State. At least it wasn't George Strait.
No. 9: Baylor
The Bears will probably have to be happy with that win over Kansas. They were competitive against Tech, but could not get the job done.
No. 8: UTSA
The Road Runners lost at home to improving UAB. They would fall on this list except there is nowhere to go with the teams behind them being putrid.
No. 7: North Texas
The Mean Green are likely headed for the C-USA championship game and are playing solid football.
No. 6: Texas Tech
The Red Raiders got back to .500 with a win over lowly Baylor and need one more victory for bowl eligibility.
No. 5: SMU
For a second straight week, the Ponies threw a scare into a superior opponent, but came up short in a 43-40 loss to Navy.
No. 4: Texas
The Longhorns are now 5-5 after taking out woeful Kansas. A trip to West Virginia and Tech remain as the Horns seek bowl eligibility.
No. 3: Houston
The Cougars were off. Tulane and Navy are left on the schedule.
No. 2: Texas A&M
The Aggies thumped New Mexico, but then again, they were supposed to thump New Mexico.
No. 1: TCU
The Frogs dropped their second of the season, losing to OU and all but killing their playoff hopes.