UW lands at No. 8 in AP Top 25 rankings

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Texas is ranked for the first time under coach Charlie Strong, coming in at No. 11 in the latest Associated Press college football rankings after a rousing opening victory against Notre Dame.

Alabama retained its hold on No. 1 and non-power conference school Houston made a huge leap to No. 6 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released Tuesday. Right behind the Crimson Tide is Clemson, who while challenged at Auburn won its game on Saturday to remain No. 2 in the polls.

Florida Tech is coming off a 42-28 win at Newberry on September 3.

Ohio State is fourth and MI, which received one first-place vote, is fifth. The others are Texas (11), TCU (15), Texas A&M (20) and Baylor (23).

— Miami slipped in at No. 25.

Dropping out of the rankings were UCLA, USC, North Carolina and Florida.

— Florida, which was No. 25, fell out after beating MA 24-7. Each moved up nine spots after victories over ranked teams.

Oklahoma (14) and LSU (21) both plummeted down the rankings after their losses. You have now viewed your allowance of free articles.

The Longhorns have a long and storied history with the AP poll.

— No. 6 Houston has its highest ranking since November 4, 1990 (No. 3). Multiple national college football writers were in Austin and all wrote glowing reviews of UT's 50-47 double-overtime victory.

The first weekend of college football is in the books and now we have the first set of reactions from the coaches voting in this year's Coaches Poll.

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