After an impressive 41-16 win over Texas Tech, Texas has reclaimed its spot in the BCS Standings, coming in at No. 25 in the rankings released Sunday evening.
The Longhorns dropped out of the BCS Top 25 following its 38-13 loss the previous week to Oklahoma State, their worst home loss in the Mack Brown era. But Texas bounced back in a big way this Thanksgiving by pounding a struggling Red Raiders team to keep its Big 12 title hopes alive.
The Longhorns can earn at least a share of the conference championship with a victory over Baylor in Waco on Saturday. And if Texas wins while Oklahoma upsets Oklahoma State this upcoming weekend, the Longhorns will win the Big 12 outright and play in the Fiesta Bowl.
Texas, who checked in the Associated Press poll at No. 23 and in the USA Today coaches' poll at No. 24, is a 14-point underdog against Baylor. The Bears, whose lone loss this year came to Oklahoma State, also needs a victory in Waco and an Oklahoma win in Stillwater to clinch a Fiesta Bowl berth.