Projected AP Top 25 college football rankings after Week 6: No. 18-17
18. Texas Longhorns
Yes, this might be somewhat blasphemous, but what the Texas Longhorns did on Saturday showed me that they are easily a Top 20 team in college football with Quinn Ewers at quarterback. Because of that, I’m willing to overlook the two losses for Texas more than I would with others, especially with what they did in the Red River Shootout on Saturday.
It wasn’t just a win over rival Oklahoma – it was a thorough dismantling. Ewers did virtually whatever he wanted in the game, as did Bijan Robinson. Meanwhile, the defense took a short-handed Sooners offense and made their lives absolute hell for 60 minutes as the Longhorns doled out the worst shutout loss in the history of Sooners football. This team is legit and it’s a shame that Ewers got injured or they might legitimately be 6-0.
17. Kansas State Wildcats
Nothing about Kansas State’s win on Saturday in Ames was pretty but they don’t put pictures in the win column as the Wildcats moved to 5-1 on the season. Adrian Martinez and Deuce Vaughn showed why they’re two of the most dangerous individual offensive weapons in the country in the 2022 season and they kept this team afloat despite some costly errors, including a wild fumble in the end zone on what should’ve been a touchdown.
But if you want to know if K-State is legit, the answers will be coming shortly as they get next week off but then have a four-game stretch at TCU, vs Oklahoma, vs Texas and at Baylor. That’s the certified Big 12 gauntlet and it wouldn’t be a surprise at all to see Chris Kleiman’s team drop a game or two (or three) in that stretch. For now, though, they are getting the job done.