Where Texas football ranks in the ESPN FPI post-Week 6

Steve Sarkisian, Brent Venables, Texas football. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Sarkisian, Brent Venables, Texas football. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

Week 6 was about as good to Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian as humanly possible. Texas downed the Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Rivalry game on Oct. 8 in dominant fashion, by the final score of 49-0.

This was the worst shutout loss in program history for Oklahoma. It was also the largest margin of victory for the Longhorns in the history of the Red River series.

The shutout win this weekend also ended Texas’ losing streak in Red River at four games. Prior to this weekend, the last time that the Longhorns won the Golden Hat was in 2018.

Moreover, Sark really looks to have this team headed in the right direction after two strong performances in the last couple of weeks. Texas beat Oklahoma and the West Virginia Mountaineers in the last two games by a combined margin of 67 points.

So, where does Texas stack up nationally following an impressive win over the Sooners in Red River on Oct. 8?

Steve Sarkisian and Texas football up two spots in the post-Week 6 ESPN FPI

According to the ESPN Football Power Index, Texas ranks as the No. 4 team in the country coming out of Week 6. This is two spots higher than the slotting for Sark and the Longhorns after the win over West Virginia at home on Oct. 1.

This is also the highest ranking of the season so far for Texas in the FPI. The latest version of the FPI gives Texas a 56 percent chance to win the Big 12 and nearly a 13 percent chance to make the College Football Playoff.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma fell all the way down to the No. 34 spot in the post-Week 6 FPI. This is the lowest spot of the season so far in the FPI for the Sooners, which is pretty obvious given the three-game losing streak Oklahoma is sitting on.

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Texas is now sporting a record of 4-2 (2-1 Big 12) following the