College football in Texas has reached a new low point, the likes of which it hasn't seen in about two decades.
What has been a pretty bad year for college football in Texas has only gotten worse.
For the first time since September 14, 1997, not a single team from the Lone Star state made the AP Top 25 Poll. Depending on how the rest of the season shakes out, this could be a first for Texas college football in the 80-year history of the AP Poll's existence. A Texas team has always finished in the Top 25 by season's end.
Houston (9-3) and Texas A&M (8-4) were ranked the week prior, but both suffered losses this past weekend to knock themselves out. It's up to those two teams to keep the state from making history in the wrong way.
Baylor, Texas and TCU have all appeared in the Top 25 at one point this season, but have since disappointed. While Baylor and TCU have bowl eligibility with 6-5 records (and UTSA will likely get in at 6-6), losses would mean that Houston and Texas A&M will probably be the only Texas teams to finish above .500 this year. Yikes.
Houston was the closest Texas team to making the cut, with 98 points. Pitt and South Florida both occupied the last spot of the Top 25, with 168.