An NFL scout told me three weeks ago that SMU is better than Baylor. I didn't believe him. Stupid me. The Ponies are legit, but the Horned Frogs are the class of Texas.
Texas Power Poll: Week 6
1. TCU, 6-0. The Frogs played to the Boise State standard against Wyoming, and probably earned a first-place vote because of it. Would like nothing more than to continue their "scoreless inning" streak against departing BYU on Saturday.
2. Texas, 3-2. At least they didn't lose the bye. Can make their season by winning at Nebraska on Saturday in the We hate You More Bowl on Saturday in Lincoln. They won't win.
3. SMU, 4-2. Yes, the Ponies lost to the Red Raiders in Lubbock in Week 1, but the SMUers have come around and are 3-0 in conference. Play at 3-2 Navy on Saturday.
4. Texas A&M, 3-2. The Aggies have dropped two straight against real teams, but they are better than Tech or Baylor. They will beat Missouri this Saturday at Kyle Field.
5. Texas Tech, 3-2. Came through with a Leach-like 45 points to beat Baylor on Saturday. Can make their season at home on Saturday against undefeated Oklahoma State.
6. Baylor, 4-2. The defense just can't stop good offenses. The Bears are in Boulder and need to beat the Buffs on Saturday night.
7. UTEP, 5-1. A 20-point win against Rice puts the Miners one game away from bowl eligibility. The Miners should win their next three games against teams with a combined 4-11 record. Then things get tough, but the Miners should win eight or nine games this season.
8. Houston, 3-2. Reality is catching up with the Coogs, who were blown out at home against Mississippi State. Play at Rice on Saturday in a game Houston is stuffed with apathy over.
9. Stephen F. Austin, 4-1. QB Jeremy Moses is a stud; he threw a TD pass with 55 seconds left to win at McNeese State on Saturday.
10. Rice, 1-5. Umm ... cough, cough ... when is baseball season?
11. North Texas, 1-5. Three of the Mean Green's losses have been by a combined seven points. Few teams could win with what has happened in Denton this season.
- Mac Engel
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