NEW YORK - After its best performance of the season, Texas is back to No. 2 in the AP college football poll.
The Longhorns jumped Alabama and landed right behind top-ranked Florida on Sunday, the day after winning 41-14 at Oklahoma State.
Florida, No. 1 for all but one week this season, received 38 first-place votes after a convincing 41-17 victory over Georgia.
The Longhorns started the season ranked second, but have been No. 3 behind the Gators and Crimson Tide the last three weeks. Texas received 13 first-place votes from the media panel.
Alabama, which spent a week at No. 1, slipped to No. 3 during an off week. The Crimson Tide received eight first-place votes.
Cincinnati and Boise State round out the top five.