Texas football fell out of the Associated Press' top 25 rankings for the first time this season following a 37-27 loss at the hands of TCU this past weekend.
The Longhorns started the year ranked No. 10 and remained in the top 10 until a loss to LSU. They took another tumble following the Red River Rivalry loss to Oklahoma and now find themselves on the outside of the rankings after falling to 5-3 on the year.
Texas has dropped two of its last three games with a 50-48 last-minute win over Kansas in the middle but will have plenty of chances to climb back into the rankings with the quality of opponents left on the schedule.
Texas still has Baylor (No. 12) and Kansas State (No. 22) left on the regular-season schedule. A road trip to Ames to take on Iowa State and a home date with Texas Tech the day after Thanksgiving will also offer opportunities to impress.
In the meantime, the Longhorns get a chance to rest this week and heal up after a rash of injuries has plagued the first two-thirds of the regular season. Texas is expecting to get defensive backs B.J. Foster, DeMarvion Overshown and Caden Sterns all back from various injuries after the bye and should also get Jordan Whittington to join the rotation in the backfield once play resumes against Kansas State next Saturday.
The Longhorns and Wildcats play on Saturday, Nov. 9 at DKR Memorial Stadium. Kickoff time has yet to be announced but should come out tomorrow.