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College Football Rankings: Baylor And Houston Enter USA Today Poll

Houston joins the realms of the ranked, while Baylor re-enters the Top 25.

Florida and Florida State have been knocked out of both the AP Top 25 and the USA Today/Coaches Poll. But some regional names are entering the edges of the ranked, and that has to make some Big 12 fan bases excited. Baylor is back in the USA Today/Coaches poll with a 23 point win over Iowa State, and Big 12 hopeful Houston is also new to the bottom of the poll at No. 22. With Texas falling and Texas A&M lingering around, that makes four programs taking up the final four slots of the poll alongside Penn State.

Here's the complete USA Today/Coaches Poll for the week:

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week's poll
1.
Oklahoma (32)
5-0
1,434
1
2.
LSU (15)
6-0
1,409
2
3.
Alabama (11)
6-0
1,399
3
4.
Wisconsin (1)
5-0
1,244
5
5.
5-0
1,232
4
6.
5-0
1,170
6
7.
Oklahoma State
5-0
1,168
7
8.
6-0
1,046
8
9.
4-1
995
9
10.
6-0
891
11
11.
Arkansas
5-1
871
12
12.
Georgia Tech
6-0
805
13
13.
South Carolina
5-1
678
14
14.
5-1
671
15
15.
Illinois
6-0
634
16
16.
5-1
528
19
17.
Virginia Tech
5-1
523
17
18.
Kansas State
5-0
462
21
19.
Michigan State
4-1
431
20
20.
Arizona State
5-1
343
24
21.
Texas
4-1
243
10
22.
Houston
6-0
200
NR
23.
Texas A&M
3-2
198
25
24.
Baylor
4-1
185
NR
25.
Penn State
5-1
77
NR