Texas remains unranked in USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll after Week 8

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The voters may still have some belief in Texas, but need to see more after the Longhorns suffered two consecutive conference losses prior to their bye week.

In each of the losses, Texas blew double-digit leads and were exposed by the opposing teams running back. They needed every second of their bye week in Week 8 to prepare for Baylor, who like the Oklahoma schools that punished them on the ground, will look to assert their run game.

If the Longhorns are able to slow down the rushing attack and play a complete game, they will likely find themselves re-entering this poll a week from today, but until then they remain unranked in the most recent USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll.

Here is what how the poll looks after the Week 8 outcomes:

1

Georgia

7-0

1600

64

1

1/5

2

Cincinnati

7-0

1469

0

3

1

2/10

3

Alabama

7-1

1439

0

4

1

1/5

4

Oklahoma

8-0

1430

0

2

-2

2/5

5

Ohio State

6-1

1338

0

5

3/12

6

Michigan

7-0

1313

0

6

6/NR

7

Michigan State

7-0

1208

0

7

7/NR

8

Oregon

6-1

1139

0

10

2

3/12

9

Mississippi

6-1

1019

0

12

3

9/25

10

Iowa

6-1

1008

0

11

1

2/18

11

Notre Dame

6-1

950

0

13

2

7/13

12

Kentucky

6-1

857

0

14

2

11/NR

13

Wake Forest

7-0

838

0

15

2

13/NR

14

Texas A&M

6-2

736

0

17

3

5/NR

15

Oklahoma State

6-1

684

0

9

-6

9/23

16

Southern Methodist

7-0

535

0

19

3

16/NR

17

Penn State

5-2

517

0

8

-9

4/20

18

Baylor

6-1

509

0

20

2

18/NR

19

Pittsburgh

6-1

487

0

23

4

19/NR

20

San Diego State

7-0

431

0

21

1

20/NR

21

Auburn

5-2

418

0

22

1

19/NR

22

Texas-San Antonio

8-0

219

0

25

3

22/NR

23

Iowa State

5-2

190

0

NR

3

8/NR

24

Coastal Carolina

6-1

134

0

16

-8

15/24

25

NC State

5-2

73

0

18

-7

18/NR

Schools Dropped Out:

No. 24 Clemson

Others receiving votes:

UL Lafayette 42; Brigham Young 42; Arkansas 41; Houston 27; Arizona State 27; Virginia 23; Oregon State 13; Florida 13; Fresno State 10; Air Force 9; Appalachian State 5; Texas 3; Liberty 3; Utah 1.