For the first time in 10 weeks, Texas is ranked. The Longhorns checked in at No. 23 in the Associated Press poll and No. 24 in the USA Today coaches' poll.
The BCS standings will be revealed later this evening, but Texas will likely crack the Top 25 there for the first time this year. The BCS standings use the AP poll and the Harris poll, which is not out yet. The Longhorns had the most votes among unranked teams in the Harris poll last week.
Four of the six computer ratings incorporated in the BCS standings had Texas in their Top 25, which also bodes well for the Longhorns, who beat West Virginia, 47-40, in Morgantown on Saturday. It was their first overtime victory in program history.
Despite extending its winning streak to six games and remaining perfect in Big 12 play, Texas opened as a three-point underdog against Oklahoma State this week. The Cowboys will be the first of three tough opponents the Longhorns face down the stretch.
After hosting Oklahoma State this upcoming Saturday, Texas hosts Texas Tech this Thanksgiving and closes its regular season in Waco against Baylor -- the only other team who is undefeated in conference play.