The Houston Cougars dropped out of the AP Poll following the loss to Texas Tech on Sept. 10 in Lubbock. (Courtesy Houston Athletics)
To no surprise, the Houston Cougars dropped out of the AP Poll in week three of the college football season.
Houston (1-1) suffered its first loss of the season against the Red Raiders on Saturday. UH had a lackluster offensive performance for much of the game, but yet found itself in position to steal a win late.
While the UH defense recorded five sacks and three interceptions, it also failed to stop Texas Tech at the end of regulation. The unit allowed the Red Raiders to march down the field in 37 seconds for the game-tying field goal.
The defense also allowed the Red Raiders to convert a 4th-and-20 in the first overtime period, which resulted in a game-saving touchdown drive for Texas Tech. Red Raiders quarterback Donovan Smith ended the game with a nine-yard rushing touchdown.
The Houston Cougars did not garner a single vote in the AP Poll. Around the American Athletic Conference, only Cincinnati received votes. The Bearcats got 80 points in the week three AP Poll.
Houston stayed unranked in the USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll. The Cougars did receive 25 points in the coaches poll. The Bearcats were the other AAC team to get votes, accumulating 80 points as well.