With the release of the coaches poll on Sunday, it seems obvious that Texas will remain No. 3 in the BCS.
The biggest reason is that Texas passed Oklahoma in the coaches' poll. The coaches' poll had been the only BCS entity to have Oklahoma ranked ahead of Texas. The Longhorns beat Oklahoma on Oct. 11.
Texas will continue to have a slight edge over No. 4 Florida when the latest BCS standings are released mid-afternoon on Sunday. Oklahoma and USC are expected to remain 5 and 6.
Texas picked up 22 points in the coaches' poll moving up from fifth to fourth. Idle Oklahoma lost nine points and moved from fourth to fifth. The top three remain Alabama, Texas Tech and Florida. Florida picked up 26 points and also got one first-place vote in the coaches' poll.
The news is important for Texas because of a possible three-way tie in the Big 12 South. The tie would be broken by the conference selecting the highest ranked team in the BCS to play in the Big 12 title game.
Florida's situation is much clearer. It is likely headed for a winner-take-all shot for a national championship berth against Alabama in the SEC title game.