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Where does your team stand? Updating the 12 Texas FBS college football teams after Nov. 18 games

TCU held on to the top spot. Tom Pennington/Getty Images

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. 18 games. 

No. 12: UTEP

The Miners showed some signs of life on Saturday. And by that, we mean they only lost by 20.

No. 11: Rice

The Owls showed some signs of life against Old Dominion. And by that we mean they covered the spread in a 24-21 loss.

No. 10: Texas State

The Bobcats got drilled by Arkansas State and face a tougher test next week with Troy.

No. 9: Baylor

The Bears fell to Iowa State and will wrap a dismal season with a loss to TCU next week.

No. 8: UTSA

The Road Runners knocked off a solid Marshall team in a 9-7 slugfest.

No. 7: Texas Tech

No shame in losing to TCU, but the Red Raiders did not even try.

No. 6: SMU

The season is slowly spiraling out of control for the Ponies, who were blown out by Memphis.

No. 5: Houston

Tulane? You lost to Tulane? There are not enough shame bells in the world for Major Applewhite and the Cougars.

No. 4: North Texas 

The Mean Green are likely headed for the C-USA championship game and are playing solid football. They survived OT against a really good Army team and moved up a few spots.

No. 3: Texas

The Longhorns are now bowl eligible after getting a nice road win at West Virginia.

No. 2: Texas A&M

The Aggies won at Mississippi to get to 7-4. Will need to upset LSU to get to yet another 8-4 finish. 

No. 1: TCU

The Frogs got back on track by dominating Texas Tech.

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Texans fall to 1-6. Photo by Getty Images

Don't you worry, son. It will all be over soon.

- Teddy KGB, Rounders

The Texans horrible season continued on Sunday when they were soundly beaten by the Green Bay Packers. The Texans got some garbage points to make the score look better late, but they were never in this. They could not run the football, and even though he had a receiving score, maybe it's time the David Johnson experiment ended. Aaron Rodgers ate their souls with four touchdown passes and the Texans fell to 1-6. Five thoughts on the game:

1) First impressions? Not so much. For the seventh time this season, the Texans failed to score on their opening drive. They had ONE touchdown last season on their opening drive, week 17 against the Titans. While Bill O'Brien still gets a lot of that blame, Tim Kelly is now 0 for 3 as an OC. Whoever takes over next season has to fix this. Especially against good teams, the Texans simply can't afford to get down early. They were down 21-0 at the half and never had a real chance.

2) There is good news! Hopefully this lets the team know that there is no chance of anything this season. With the trade deadline looming, any veteran not named Watson or Tunsil should be available for draft picks. It remains unlikely they will do anything, but they have some pieces that might bring a return. Hopefully they no longer think the season can be salvaged.

3) They really aren't close against good teams. The little things continue to be a problem. Key penalties to hurt drives; untimely failures on third down. The offense has to do a better job staying on the field, because the defense just is not good enough to stop solid offenses. Things got worse when their best corner, Bradley Roby went out with injury. Overall, the Packers were better on both sides of the ball, and they made the Texans look bad throughout. The Texans needed some breaks to go their way in order to be competitive, like what happened last week against Tennessee. That didn't happen, and they were never in the game.

4) They won special teams! They blocked a punt in the fourth quarter that helped make the final score a little closer. They also blocked a kick last week. Other than their overpaid kicker (who missed a field goal), the special teams have been solid. Their punter might be the best player at his job on the entire team. So there's that. A positive, right?

5) The future? Meh. The Texans get the Jaguars, Browns and Patriots next, so they should have a chance at some wins, but they could also lose to all three of those teams. And with no high draft pick reward at the end of the year, there is little left to play or root for in this season.

With nine games left, you would like to think there was something left to care about. But if it isn't over yet, it's as Teddy said: It will all be over soon.

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