College Football: Landry Locker's Lone Star State Top 10, Week Three

(SportsRadio 610) - Week two was a wild one in the Lone Star State.

We had two top-ten teams lose (A&M and Baylor), a team lose by one to the No. 1 team in the county, an overtime thriller between two teams (Tech and U of H) and a lot more.

Here are this week's Lone Star Rankings.

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No. 10: Rice

Sam Houston (No. 9 last week) falls out of the rankings after falling to Northern Arizona 10-3 and scoring three points in the first two games. Rice jumps into the 10-spot.

No. 9: UNT

The Mean Green have beaten UTEP and TSU, but we’re blown out by SMU, which might not be too big of a deal given how SMU has moved the ball on offense.

No. 8: UTSA

Held off Army in OT the week after their heart-breaking overtime loss to Houston. A massive opportunity this week against Texas in Austin, who is banged-up at the QB position.

No. 7: Houston

After playing with fire and surviving against UTSA the Coogs played with fire and got burned in Lubbock. Another week of allowing a field goal at the end of the fourth quarter to force OT followed by allowing a 4th and 20 conversion in OT and possibly the worst loss the Dana Holgorsen Era. Coogs host a 2-0 Kansas team Saturday at TDECU. I’ll be out there to see this one.

No. 6: SMU

Averaging 52 points per-game, but will face their toughest test, on the road against a 2-0 Maryland team as a 3-point underdog.

No. 5: Baylor

The Bears were overrated to start the season. I’m not saying they’re a bad football team, but the preseason Top 10 ranking was a make-up for everyone sleeping on them before the 2021 season when they went from last to first in the Big 12. BYU tried as hard as they could to give this game to the Bears, multiple times.

No. 4: TCU

An intriguing unbeaten team with a lot of speed on offense, but they haven’t played anyone. That will change after a bye this week when they face SMU followed by OU the next week.

No. 3: Texas Tech

I’m a big Joey McGuire fan. Tech has done everything you could ask them to do at this point and appear to have the right QB. The next two weeks will show how good Tech is with games at NC State and then vs Texas.

No 2: Texas

The Longhorns gave No. 1 Alabama all they could handle and the talent level on the roster is as high as it has been in a while, specifically on defense and at the offensive skill positions. However, they’re banged-up at the most important position, quarterback.

A lot of people are already crowning Sark, but competing with Bama means nothing if there’s a letdown. Texas faces two very capable in-state opponents in the next two games, starting with UTSA in Austin Saturday and then Texas Tech in Lubbock.

No. 1: Texas A&M

If Jimbo Fisher put as much energy into picking the right QB and calling plays as he did celebrating and defending his recruiting class there’s no way A&M would’ve taken the L they did last weekend. Losing at home to App State is embarrassing and unacceptable for a team as talented as A&M, no matter what Fisher says or how anyone tries to spin things.

The only reason they’re still at the top of the rankings is because 1. I still believe in the talent on the roster and 2. I find it hard to believe they start the season 1-2. I still believe they’re more talented than any team in the state and 3. I just can’t fathom all that hype tumbling down this quickly. If A&M falls to Miami then a lot of questions need to be asked about Fisher, all that momentum could come tumbling down and they’ll plummet down the rankings.

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