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College Football Rankings Week 11: Texas Rises To No. 20, TCU At No. 24

The Texas Longhorns rise five spots to No. 20 in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll, TCU reappears this week sitting at No. 24.

Just win baby. The Al Davis mantra has been put to use in Austin and Ft. Worth as the Texas Longhorns rose five spots in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll to No. 20 after a sound victory over Texas Tech Saturday. The TCU Horned Frogs made the trip to Wyoming and secured a 31-20 victory to push themselves back into the rankings at No. 24.

Early season struggles don't matter as much when you can finish the year strong, could both teams finish with 10-win campaigns?

Here is the full breakout of the USA Today's Coaches Poll:

USA Today Coaches Poll - Nov. 6, 2011
Rank Team (first-place votes) Record Points Last week's poll
1. LSU (59) 9-0 1,475 1
2. Stanford 9-0 1,378 3
3. Oklahoma State 9-0 1,359 4
4. Alabama 8-1 1,286 2
5. Boise State 8-0 1,242 5
6. Oregon 8-1 1,180 6
7. Oklahoma 8-1 1,141 7
8. Arkansas 8-1 1,075 8
9. Virginia Tech 8-1 955 11
10. Clemson 8-1 946 12
11. Houston 9-0 828 14
12. Penn State 8-1 799 15
13. Michigan State 7-2 696 16
14. Wisconsin 7-2 654 17
15. South Carolina 7-2 618 10
16. Georgia 7-2 572 20
17. Nebraska 7-2 530 9
18. Cincinnati 7-1 386 22
19. Georgia Tech 7-2 354 23
20. Texas 6-2 339 25
21. Michigan 7-2 334 13
22. Kansas State 7-2 328 19
23. Southern Mississippi 8-1 301 24
24. TCU 7-2 115 NR
25. Auburn 6-3 109 NR

Dropped out
No. 18 Arizona State (6-3, lost to UCLA 29-28), No. 21 West Virginia (6-3, lost to Louisville 38-35).

Others receiving votes
Arizona State (6-3) 49; Florida State (6-3) 44; Notre Dame (6-3) 22; Ohio State (6-3) 22; Washington (6-3) 10; Iowa (6-3) 8; Texas A&M (5-4) 6; West Virginia (6-3) 6; Baylor (5-3) 3; Rutgers (6-3) 2; Arkansas State (7-2) 1; Miami (Fla.) (5-4) 1; Virginia (6-3) 1.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.