Yes, the Texas Longhorns football team should be in the Top 25, because football is practically a religion in Texas. However, there have not been enough resources put into that team in order to expect them to perform at that level. The Longhorns will always be an afterthought. They are not enough of a priority for the investors in order to be really successful. But Texas should always be first, because they are the best state.
They have beaten Oklahoma bad already, and have won 5 straight games. They have a defense that held Oklahoma to only 20 points and held TCU to 7 points. They have a offense that is designed to make big plays, and has made big plays. Also, they have 2 one-hundred yard rushers against one of the top defenses in the Big 12: Oklahoma. Lastly, they had over 150 rush yards against the best defense in the Big 12: TCU