Coming off a huge win over the then-#19 BYU Cougars on Homecoming in Waco, the Baylor Bears have leapt back into both major polls at #20. The Bears are off this week before welcoming the unranked Texas Longhorns to Waco on Saturday, October 30. The complete AP and Coaches’ Polls are available here and here, respectively.
Twentieth is the highest ranking yet for the Bears, who were previously ranked at #21 before the loss to Oklahoma State in Stillwater. Oklahoma State, for its part, is now up to #9 in the AP Poll and #8 in the Coaches’ Poll after their win over now-unranked Texas. As of this moment, only Oklahoma, which is #3 in the AP Poll and #2 in the Coaches’ Poll, is the only remaining ranked team on Baylor’s schedule, as the Texas Longhorns, Kansas State Wildcats, TCU Horned Frogs, and Texas Tech Red Raiders are all unranked. It should be noted that the Iowa State Cyclones are climbing in the “receiving votes” category and could be ranked by the end of the season provided things go well. We’ve already played them, obviously, but every little bit helps perception, right?
Congrats to Baylor for rejoining the ranks of the ranked!