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UNT Picks Up Votes In College Football Poll

September 17, 2018 - 2:49 pm

DENTON (KRLD) - The Mean Green aren't in the Top 25 yet, but they're getting closer.

After hammering Arkansas on Saturday, the University of North Texas picked up four votes in the latest Associated Press college football poll.

UNT (then North Texas State) was last ranked in the AP poll in 1959, when they started 8-0 and peaked at No. 16.

TCU slid two spots to No. 17 in the poll after losing to No. 4 Ohio State.  Texas A&M is ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since 2016.  The Aggies are at No. 22.

Texas also received votes this week, after beating Southern California, 37-14.  The Longhorns were ranked 23rd in the AP preseason poll before falling out with a loss to Maryland.

Alabama remains at the top of the poll, with Georgia now at No. 2.  Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma, LSU, Stanford, Notre Dame, Auburn and Washington complete the top ten.