In the same school year the Texas A&M football team represented the entire state with a Heisman trophy and a No. 5 final ranking the Aggies men's basketball team is the only team worth a poop from this great state.
Actually, that's not entirely true. But it's close. Other than Stephen F. Austin and Baylor, the men's college basketball teams from Texas this season are combining to be collectively terrible.
Texas A&M is 12-5 in its first year of SEC basketball. Not great, but better than Texas. Baylor is probably the best team in the state, but this is not one of Scott Drew's best teams.
In the latest Top 25 AP poll not one Texas school is even receiving votes, let alone ranked.
Stephen F. may be the best team, but the 'Jacks are going to have to win their conference tournament to reach the NCAA tourney, and that's always dicey.
Texas is having its worst season in years and it's so bad that head coach Rick Barnes may be in trouble, that's assuming anyone actually is paying any attention in Austin.
Of the 20 schools in this state that play on the Division I level, six have winning records.
Baylor: 13-5 (Big 12)
Texas Tech: 8-8 (Big 12)
TCU: 9-9 (Big 12)
Texas: 8-10 (Big 12)
UTEP: 10-7 (C-USA)
Houston: 12-5 (C-USA)
SMU: 11-9 (C-USA)
Rice: 4-13 (C-USA)
Texas Pan-American: 10-10 (Great West)
Houston Baptist: 4-14 (Great West)
Texas A&M: 12-5 (SEC)
Stephen F. Austin: 16-1 (Southland)
Sam Houston State: 11-7 (Southland)
Texas A&M-CC: 2-14 (Southland)
Lamar: 2-16 (Southland)
Texas Southern: 6-14 (SWAC)
Prairie View A&M: 7-13: (SWAC)
North Texas: 8-12 (Sun Belt)
Texas-Arlington: 8-8 (WAC)
Texas State: 5-14 (WAC)
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