Texas showed Mizzou how to hold on to Numero Uno when you get there and the rest of the top six ranked teams dug in their heels and stayed put over the weekend in college football. BYU was the only top 10 team to falter last week, tumbling eight spots. The Cougars’ nemesis, TCU, reentered the rankings, shooting all the way up to No. 15. Cal had a cup of coffee at No. 25 last week and is gone again, followed by ACC dropouts Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Wake Forest. Michigan State also dropped out and two new ACC entries — Boston College and Georgia Tech — joined the party along with Minnesota, Tulsa and Florida State.

1. TEXAS LONGHORNS (7-0). The Longhorns and Colt McCoy ended Missouri’s BCS title dreams with a 56-31 smack-down. No rest for the weary, though, as eager No. 7 Oklahoma State will try to stampede Austin this Saturday.
2. ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE (7-0). Alabama struggled to put away Ole Miss last Saturday (24-20) and this weekend the Tide will take its show on the road to Knoxville, Tenn., to face the downtrodden Volunteers.
3. PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS (8-0). JoePa collected career win number 480 as the Nittany Lions ended their nine-game losing streak to Michigan with a convincing 46-17 victory. This weekend State faces its biggest task of the season in trying to wrestle the Big Ten title away from the Buckeyes in the Horseshoe.
4. OKLAHOMA SOONERS (6-1). Oklahoma toyed with Kansas for a couple quarters before putting the game out of reach, 45-31. For those of you not counting, the Sooners have given up 76 points the past two games. Luckily, the defense will get a breather this weekend at Kansas State.
5. FLORIDA GATORS (5-1). The Gators enjoyed a bye week and remain locked in at No. 5. The Kentucky Wildcats venture warily into the Swamp this weekend.
6. USC TROJANS (6-1). The Trojans clobbered hapless Washington State into oblivion in Pullman last weekend, 69-0. Next up: USC visits Arizona on Saturday night.
7. OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS (7-0). Oklahoma State knocked off Baylor 34-6 and leapfrogged Big XII rival Texas Tech to assume No. 7 this week. If the Cowboys want to send shockwaves throughout the college football world, they have the perfect scenario this Saturday when they visit No. 1 Texas.
8. TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS (7-0). As predicted, Tech knocked off Texas A&M last Saturday. This weekend they’ll take on No. 19 Kansas for the first time since 2005.
9. GEORGIA BULLDOGS (6-1). The Dawgs notched a second unimpressive win in a row, a 24-14 victory over Vandy. The SEC picture becomes much clearer after Georgia visits No. 11 LSU this weekend
10. OHIO STATE BUCKEYES (7-1). These are not the same Buckeyes that lost early in the season to USC. Freshman QB Terrelle Pryor is the second coming of Vince Young and with a healthy Beanie Wells in the backfield Ohio State looks unbeatable in the Big Ten. Penn State will try to prove otherwise this Saturday.
11. LSU TIGERS (5-1). The Tigers barely escaped South Carolina with a victory last weekend. They’d better get their act together quick with Georgia visiting this Saturday.
12. UTAH UTES (7-0). The Utes trounced Colorado State 49-16 and will head to Albuquerque this weekend to face a very tough New Mexico Lobo squad.
13. BOISE STATE BRONCOS (6-0). The Broncos picked off Hawaii QB Inoke Funaki five times en route to a 27-7 romp over the Warriors last weekend. They’ll get a chance to venture away from their puke-blue carpet this Friday night to take on the Spartans of San Jose State.
14. SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS (6-1). The Bulls rebounded from their loss to Pitt two weeks ago with a 45-13 victory over Syracuse and promptly jumped five spots in the ranking. They play Big East conference foe Louisville this Saturday.
15. TEXAS CHRISTIAN HORNED FROGS (7-1). The Frogs proved that Thursday night away games are like nightmares for ranked teams as they took down former No. 8 BYU. They should walk all over visiting MWC doormat Wyoming this weekend.
16. MISSOURI TIGERS (5-2). Missouri got whipped by No. 1 Texas last weekend, but the Tigers can take solace in the fact that they are the highest-ranked two-loss team in the nation. The Colorado Buffaloes visit this Saturday.
17. PITTSBURGH PANTHERS (5-1). Pitt took care of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, 42-21, and will host Rutgers this weekend.
18. BRIGHAM YOUNG COUGARS (6-1). The Cougars will need a miracle to get back in the BCS picture after getting worked by Mountain West Conference rival TCU last Thursday night. Inconsistent but dangerous UNLV visits Provo, Utah, this weekend.
19. KANSAS JAYHAWKS (5-2). The Jayhawks had their lunch handed to them by Oklahoma on Saturday and now they’ve got to regroup and try to find shelter from the Texas Tech bombing run this weekend.
20. BALL STATE CARDINALS (7-0). Ball State had a bye and takes on Eastern Michigan this weekend. Expect the Cardinals to hang around for a few more weeks until they take on Central Michigan.
21. GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (6-1). Welcome back to the ranking, Yellow-J’s. G-Tech squeaked by Clemson and will host a vastly improved Virginia Cavalier team this weekend.
22. TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE (7-0). Tulsa doesn’t have the strength of schedule to match its undefeated record, so head coach Todd Graham has taken to keeping his starters in longer than necessary to run up the score on hapless C-USA foes like UTEP last Saturday, 77-35. They welcome 2-4 Central Florida ina a special Sunday night game this weekend.
23. BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES (5-1). BC won a crucial ACC battle with Virginia Tech last weekend, 28-23. The Eagles face a very competitive North Carolina Tar Heels squad in Raleigh this Saturday.
24. FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES (5-1). FSU knocked off North Carolina State 26-17 last weekend to climb back into the rankings. It could be short-lived, though, because a very mad Hokie team from Virginia Tech is coming to Tallahassee this Saturday.
25. MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS (6-1). Minnesota had the week off and travels to West Lafayette, Ind., this weekend to take on Purdue in Big Ten action. Believe it or not, this Gopher team is pretty good and they actually stand a good chance of winning the season out and finishing 11-1. If that happens, they could be playing in the Rose Bowl Game for the first time since 1961.