In USA TODAY Sports activities re-rank of the highest faculty soccer groups, Paul Myerburg lists Texas at No. 35 general.
After defeating Baylor by a rating of 27-16, Texas climbed eight spots from their No. 43 place final week. The Longhorns are closing in on the Huge 12 title race as there’s now solely 4 different convention groups listed forward of them.
At this level final week, six Huge 12 packages held the next rating than Texas. Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Kansas State and Oklahoma are the 4 groups favored to win the Huge 12 Championship over the Longhorns.
Iowa State, West Virginia, and TCU every dropped in Myerburg’s rankings this week, whereas Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas State and Oklahoma State took a step ahead.
No. 6 Oklahoma State
No. 14 Kansas State
No. 23 Iowa State
No. 27 Oklahoma
No. 35 Texas
No. 60 TCU
No. 63 Texas Tech
No. 66 West Virginia
No. 67 Baylor
No. 125 Kansas
Oklahoma State deservingly occupies a top-10 spot attributable to an undefeated file. The Longhorns will journey to Stillwater to face the Cowboys on Oct. 31, this explicit matchup has main implications for the Huge 12 Championship image.
Texas will arguably be essentially the most proficient workforce that Oklahoma State can have confronted up so far within the season. Whereas the Cowboys will nonetheless very a lot be within the convention title race whether or not they win or lose, the identical can’t be mentioned for Texas.
It’s a must-win recreation for the Longhorns. Myerburg’s rankings will likely be shaken up subsequent week if Texas is ready to defeat Oklahoma State on their very own subject.