Thanks, Purdue: Texas moves up to 6th in this week’s AP Top 25 poll

Purdue’s blowout win over No. 2 Ohio State over the weekend shook up The Associated Press Top 25 poll and Texas was the beneficiary.

The Longhorns moved up one spot to sixth in the weekly poll that was updated Sunday. Texas has not been ranked this high since Sept. 12, 2010. The Horns started the 2010 season ranked fifth and slipped to sixth after a 2-0 start.

Texas (6-1, 4-0 Big 12) was idle on Saturday and returns to action this week against Oklahoma State (4-3, 1-3).

UT coach Tom Herman is expected to give an update on quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s injured throwing shoulder on Monday. He said last week the coaching staff typically does not do much game preparation during the off week.

It’s likely a firm decision on Ehlinger’s playing status will not be made until after Tuesday or Wednesday’s practice.

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