Longhorns not included in USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

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There is no surprise here, as the Longhorns will not appear in the rankings again this season.

Texas is in the middle of a four-game losing streak, all of which they led at one point, and three of the losses saw the Longhorns leading by double-digits. Steve Sarkisian has found himself in the same predicament that he did at the beginning of the season, which is unsure of who the starting quarterback is and lacking an overall identity.

The most recent loss to Iowa State was likely the worst of the season, and put an effective nail in the coffin of Texas’ hopes of making it to the Big 12 title game. While the Longhorns aren’t featured in the poll, there are several Big 12 teams.

Full USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll:

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Georgia

9-0

1,600 (64)

2

Alabama

8-1

1,483

+1

3

Cincinnati

9-0

1,430

-1

4

Oklahoma

9-0

1,423

5

Ohio State

8-1

1,356

6

Oregon

8-1

1,291

+1

7

Notre Dame

8-1

1,182

+1

8

Michigan

8-1

1,099

+2

9

Michigan State

8-1

1,074

-3

10

Oklahoma State

8-1

1,045

+1

11

Texas A&M

7-2

1,023

+1

12

Ole Miss

7-2

862

+3

13

Wake Forest

8-1

769

-4

14

Iowa

7-2

636

+2

15

BYU

8-2

552

+5

16

UTSA

9-0

525

+2

17

Houston

8-1

472

+2

18

Baylor

7-2

449

-5

19

NC State

7-2

445

+3

20

Auburn

6-3

382

-6

21

Coastal Carolina

8-1

335

22

Pittsburgh

7-2

293

+3

23

Penn State

6-3

249

24

Wisconsin

6-3

177

+7

25

UL Lafayette

8-1

164

+1

Schools Dropped Out:

No. 17 Kentucky; No. 24 Southern Methodist.

Others Receiving Votes:

Arkansas 116; San Diego State 103; Purdue 77; Kentucky 74; Utah 34; Iowa State 21; Appalachian State 19; Southern Methodist 18; Minnesota 10; Nevada 3; Fresno State 3; Clemson 3; Tennessee 2; Arizona State 1.