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The Texas 10: Ranking the Longhorns

9/3/2012

After the first win of the season the top of the Texas power rankings stayed the same, but there were plenty of movers and shakers through the rest of the list. Four new names made an appearance on this week's list. That means four others are gone. And Jaxon Shipley made a significant move up the list, while quarterback David Ash remained right in the middle of the pack.

1. DB Kenny Vaccaro

Showed his value over a six-play span in the second quarter. In that time Vaccaro intercepted a pass and then forced a pick with his rush on the quarterback.

2. WR Jaxon Shipley

Smartest player on the field. Turns a bad throw into a touchdown and a busted play into an 18-yard gain.

3. RB Joe Bergeron

Gets stronger as the game goes on. Had 89 of his 110 rushing yards in the second half. Also becoming the guy who can run the wild formation.

4. LB Jordan Hicks

Held Texas together after a shaky first quarter. He had four tackles in the second quarter as Texas limited Wyoming to 26 yards. And he blocked a punt.

5. QB David Ash

Didn't do anything spectacular but also didn't do anything spectacularly stupid either. He has thrown 50 passes without a pick dating back to last season.

6. LT Donald Hawkins

Malcolm Brown's big runs, as they usually do, went over the left side of the line. He was the reason for that against Wyoming.

7. DT Brandon Moore

Was in on two tackles for loss and forced all the Wyoming runs out of the middle of the line.

8. RB Malcolm Brown

Gained 105 yards and showed he has the ability to get the edge and pick up 10 plus yards consistently.

9. LB Dalton Santos

He is the guy to watch on kickoff coverage. A wedge buster who has speed and tenacity.

10. K Nick Rose

Because of his leg and the team speed of Texas' cover team it is going to be very hard for any team to start beyond the 25. Wyoming's average starting field position was the 23-yard line.

Biggest mover: Shipley from 10 to 2.

Dropped off the list: Mason Walters, Carrington Byndom, Alex Okafor and Jackson Jeffcoat.

New to the list: Brown, Moore, Rose and Santos