Every year, CFN ranks all 119 college football programs based on their last 3 years performance. For the 2nd straight year the Longhorns are ranked 2nd, behind USC.
The scores are based on average attendance, graduation rates, wins, quality wins and draft picks. Texas lagged in only graduation rates (but hey, we're winning!). In 3 years, Texas has the most wins and quality wins of any other Division I-A team. Next year look for the Longhorns' home attendance to go up, to possibly get them a few more points. If the season goes as planned, Texas will probably still be 2nd again next year. But who is really going to complain about that?