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It’s been a while since we’ve had a season without a clearly defined number one team this late in the fall.

Several teams can present arguments and there are still many important games to play. But at this point, it’s time for a change. Texas is the new number 1 in this week’s Athletic 133.

There are two reasons for this. The first is Texas itself. The Longhorns went to Alabama and held off the Crimson Tide in what is the most impressive individual victory of the season. Texas also took care of business with losses to Baylor and Kansas in the last two weeks. Yes, Texas had a brief scare against Wyoming, but the other teams in the top four also had a scare against an inferior team. The Longhorns have played like the best team in the country and have a big win. That’s good for number one.

The second reason is Georgia. We are almost halfway through the season and these slow starts can no longer be ignored. The Bulldogs trailed South Carolina at halftime and needed a second-half comeback to beat an Auburn team that was upset by Texas A&M last week and barely escaped Cal. Georgia hasn’t lost, but the Dawgs They don’t have a notable win, unlike Texas (Alabama), Ohio State (Notre Dame) and Florida State (LSU, Clemson). Sagarin ranks Georgia’s schedule 130th nationally. It’s not that Bad, but nothing Georgia has done this year is worth the number one spot right now compared to other teams.

Now, believe in Texas could be the last famous words of a week. The Longhorns play Oklahoma in Dallas this Saturday. If they win, we could see everyone else turn around and rank Texas at No. 1. But I’m making the decision now. If the Longhorns lose, well, that’s what I get for thinking Texas has turned a corner. These classifications are not intended to be predictive. They are based solely on what has been accomplished, and so far, Texas deserves that spot.

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Here you have this week’s Athletic 133.

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Outside of Texas and Georgia, the other notable move in this group is USC. The Trojans were outplayed by Oregon due to their results against common opponent Colorado, and by Notre Dame after the Irish rallied to beat Duke in the final seconds. USC is now ranked #10.

Florida State and Ohio State were inactive, while Oregon and Washington are off next week before facing off in Seattle on Oct. 14 in a massive game. Michigan finally dominated an opponent (Nebraska) from start to finish like it should, but again, the Wolverines will just float around in these rankings until they play a notable opponent (Penn State on Nov. 11) or the teams ahead of them. drop games. It’s the same as Georgia. The Bulldogs just started higher. Both teams have played very easy schedules, making their rankings basically irrelevant for now. They have the talent to win the national championship. They just don’t have the resume yet.

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Maybe Alabama has figured out some things? The Crimson Tide has bounced back from the USF scare with multi-score wins against Ole Miss and Mississippi State, moving up to No. 11. Oklahoma continues to look dominant but hasn’t played anyone of note yet, so the Sooners sit behind North Carolina and Washington State. We’ll have a good read on Oklahoma vs. Texas this Saturday.

Duke was a fourth-and-long stop away from beating Notre Dame, so the Blue Devils only drop one spot to No. 15. Oregon State moves ahead of Utah to No. 17 after beating the shorthanded Utes on Friday by the night. Ole Miss dropped out of the top 25 after losing to Alabama, but the Rebels returned to No. 20 after their wild 55-49 win against LSU, which falls to No. 24.

Maryland and Kentucky, both 5-0, have cracked the top 25. The Wildcats sit slightly ahead at 21st thanks to the win against Florida this weekend. Texas A&M also ranks at No. 25. The Aggies may have figured things out since Max Johnson became quarterback, with back-to-back wins against Auburn and Arkansas.

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Kansas falls just outside the top 25 after its 26-point loss to Texas because it was without quarterback Jalon Daniels. Florida only remains in the top 30 for now thanks to its win against Tennessee. Louisville is 5-0, but is still outside the top 25 due to a weak schedule and tough situations against Georgia Tech and Indiana. A home game this Saturday against Notre Dame will give us a real read on the Cardinals. Colorado only drops to 32nd after rallying late to within seven of USC. The Buffs have a lot of problems, but they can still score.

Tulane remains the best team in the Group of 5 (No. 34) after a comeback against UAB, but undefeated Fresno State, James Madison and Air Force are hot on the heels of the Green Wave. Fresno State’s game against Wyoming this week is a big one and could vault the Bulldogs into the top 25.

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Arkansas and Mississippi State drop out of the top 50 after lopsided losses to Texas A&M and Alabama, respectively. Troy got back on track with a dominant win against previously undefeated Georgia State and moves up to No. 54. A week after handily beating Wake Forest, Georgia Tech lost to Bowling Green, making the Yellow Jackets a tough team to beat. locate. They are now in 61st place.

USF has beaten Rice and Navy since their narrow loss against Alabama, and the Bulls move up to No. 65. Texas State is 4-1 and ninth nationally in scoring, and the Bobcats are up to No. 66. Michigan State allowed 26 points to Iowa, but only one offensive touchdown, which is a pretty typical way to lose to Iowa these days. Purdue beat Illinois 44-19 in a surprising final score; the Boilermakers rise to No. 57 and Illinois falls to No. 72, staying ahead of Toledo for now due to their head-to-head victory. Miami (Ohio) and UNLV are 4-1 and ranked in the top 75 as teams to watch in their respective conferences.

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Baylor scored 29 points in the final 19 minutes to come back and beat UCF 36-35 and move up to No. 79. The Bears remain behind UTSA for now due to their loss to common opponent Texas State. San Diego State has lost four in a row, including 49-10 to Air Force on Saturday, and continues to fall to No. 83. Virginia Tech earned a much-needed 38-21 win against Pitt to jump to No. 87.

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Bowling Green, which was defeated by Ohio a week ago, beat Georgia Tech 38-27 to jump to No. 101. Stanford falls into this group at No. 102 after a 42-6 loss to Oregon. ULM remains in 103rd place after Appalachian State needed a 54-yard field goal as time expired to beat the Warhawks. Virginia is now the lowest-ranked Power 5 at No. 104 after losing to Boston College, which previously held the title.

Arkansas State, which was ranked 133rd after Week 2, has won three straight games and is ranked 113th after beating UMass. Sam Houston nearly earned his first FBS victory, but gave up a late Jacksonville State touchdown and lost in overtime. Buffalo beat Akron for its first win to move out of last place, and the new No. 133 is Nevada, which is now on a 15-game losing streak.

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