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Texas Tech rises to No. 10 in Associated Press Poll


After a gutsy 37-27 win at West Virginia on Saturday, the Red Raiders have climbed even higher in the latest Associated Press Top 25.

Texas Tech sits at #10 this week climbing four spots from last week. Texas Tech is also #9 in the USA Today coaches poll.

Tech's 7-0 start marks only the fourth time in school history and the first time since 2008 that the team has been able accomplish the feat. It also crowns Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury as the only coach in Big 12 history to start their career 7-0.

The Red Raiders' seven wins haven't been the flashiest in the conference, with teams like Baylor blowing opponents out, but they are wins, and no matter what way you look at, it Tech has found a way to prevail in each contest.

The Red Raiders overcame an 11 point deficit to beat West Virginia on Saturday led by freshman Quarterback Davis Webb and junior Tight End Jace Amaro who connected 9 times for 136 yards and two touchdowns. The win truly defined the resilience of this team in the face of many pre-season doubters who picked the Red Raiders to finish seventh in the Big 12. The team is now 4-0 in conference play, but will likely have to play at least three more ranked teams to finish Big 12 play.

Next on the schedule are the 17th ranked Oklahoma Sooners in Norman, OK. The last time the Red Raiders were at a Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, two years ago, the team defeated OU, snapping the Sooners 39 home game winning streak and shocking the College Football World.

Even after a victory in Lubbock last year for the Sooners undoubtedly haven't forgot Tech coming to Norman and spoiling the party in their last visit. And two weeks after losing to rival Texas and then struggling on the road at Kansas on Saturday, Oklahoma is sure to be determined to resurrect their season at the hands of the Red Raiders.

For this week though, Texas Tech stands alone at the top of the conference as the only 4-0 team in the Big 12 - and no one can discredit W's.

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