Texas Football: Longhorns fall out of AP Poll

Chris Dukes

The Texas Longhorns fell out of the AP rankings this week following a 23-21 loss to Iowa State in Ames. 

The Longhorns overcame a 20-7 deficit with 14 fourth-quarter points, but couldn't stop a last-minute Cyclones drive and a game-winning field goal as time expired. 

Texas climbed back into the rankings last week after a win over then-No. 20 Kansas State at home, coming in at No. 22 in the AP poll. The Longhorns have been ranked as high as No. 9 prior to the week-two loss to LSU and hovered around the top 10 up until a defeat at the hands of Oklahoma. 

Texas was ranked No. 19 by the College Football Playoff committee last week, but will likely take a tumble there as well. 

The Longhorns have a couple of chances left to get back in the good graces of the polls with a road trip to No. 12 Baylor and a Black Friday home date with Texas Tech. Texas is still mathematically alive in the race for a Big 12 Championship Game appearance but needs an unlikely number of things to go its way to make it happen. 

Texas will travel to Waco this week to take on No. 12 Baylor. That game has been slated for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff and will be broadcast on FS1. 

Texas has won four straight in the series, including a 38-7 triumph the last time the two teams played in Waco. 

A win for Baylor will clinch a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game for the Bears.