Texas A&M returned to the Top 10 of both major college football polls today, with the Aggies climbing to ninth in the AP poll and ranking 10th in the coaches poll after Saturday’s 29-24 upset of then-No. 1 Alabama.
The BCS standings will be released later tonight and A&M (8-2, 5-2 in SEC) will climb from last week’s BCS perch (15th) once those tabulations are complete.
A&M’s victory shook up the top of both polls, with Alabama dropping to fourth among AP voters and fifth in the coaches poll. The top three spots in both polls were identical today: No. 1 Oregon (10-0), No. 2 Kansas State (10-0) and No. 3 Notre Dame (10-0). Those three undefeated teams will hold the top three spots when tonight’s updated BCS standings are unveiled.
The updated BCS standings, which determine the participants in the national championship game, will be released tonight. In last week’s BCS standings, Kansas State was No. 2, followed by No. 3 Oregon and No. 4 Notre Dame.
In other poll-related news, Texas (8-2, 5-2 in Big 12) climbed to No. 18 in the AP poll and moved to 15th in the coaches poll. Oklahoma (7-2, 5-1 in Big 12) landed at No. 13 with AP voters and was 12th in the coaches poll.
Texas Tech (7-3, 4-3 in Big 12) finished tied with Michigan for the No. 23 spot in the AP poll. The Red Raiders were 25th in the coaches poll, one spot behind No. 24 Oklahoma State (6-3, 4-2 in Big 12). The Cowboys were unranked in the AP poll.
_ Jimmy Burch