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College Football Rankings, Week 8: Texas falls out of Coaches' Poll

The Texas Longhorns fell out of the USA Today Coaches' Poll after being routed by Oklahoma on Saturday. Meanwhile, TCU rose a couple of spots, and Texas Tech made its 2012 debut in the poll after a huge win over West Virginia.

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The Texas Longhorns dropped out of the latest USA Today Coaches' Poll after a 63-21 dismantling at the hands of the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday.

The 4-2 Longhorns were previously ranked No. 15 in the poll, but didn't receive a single vote in this week's installment. Meanwhile, Oklahoma rose three spots to No. 7 after the blowout win.

The TCU Horned Frogs climbed two spots to No. 21 after their 49-21 victory over the Baylor Bears. TCU suffered its first loss last week to Iowa State, but were kept around in the polls despite a relatively weak showing through its first five games. The Frogs looked a lot better this week, and were rewarded by voters accordingly.

Elsewhere in the state of Texas, the Texas Tech Red Raiders made their first appearance in the top 25, coming in one spot ahead of TCU at No. 20. The Red Raiders blitzed then-No. 5 West Virginia, 49-14, on Saturday in Lubbock. Texas A&M moved up to No. 19 despite nearly suffering a huge second-half collapse in the Aggies' 59-57 win over Lousiana Tech.

Here are the full rankings:



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