AP Top 25 Takeaways: Texas is ready for the SEC, but the SEC doesn’t look so tough right now
Texas is ready for the Southeastern Conference. Then again, the SEC doesn’t look so tough right now. In their final season as a member of the Big 12, the No. 11 Longhorns made a statement against Alabama and came away with the biggest victory of Steve Sarkisian’s three seasons as Texas coach. Is Texas back? Who cares. Here’s what’s important: Texas was better than No. 3 Alabama in almost every way in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night. That’s been a trend in the big, bad SEC. The conference that has dominated college football for more than a decade has started this season 2-6 against other Power Five conferences.