Texas retained its No. 1 rating for the second straight week in the United Press International poll of coaches after routing Rice, 38-13. The Longhorns received 34 of 39 first-place votes.
Oklahoma, which plays Texas Saturday in a nationally televised game, moved from third to second in the ratings. Washington, Boston College and Brigham Young rounded out the top five.
Ohio State, ranked second before being upset by Purdue, dropped to No. 9 . . .
Texas Coach Fred Akers said quarterback Todd Dodge was "probable" for the Oklahoma game.
Dodge suffered a hyperextended right knee Saturday during Texas' win over Rice. "He's got a good strong knee," Akers said. "There is no instability in it and that's good news. It's a question of getting the soreness out."
Akers' son Danny would likely start at quarterback against the Sooners if Dodge, the NCAA's second-ranked passer, were unable to play . . .
University of Colorado football player Ed Reinhardt has undergone surgery to remove fluid from his lungs, a hospital spokesman said.
Reinhardt, a 19-year-old sophomore, has been in a coma since suffering a head injury Sept. 15 during the Colorado-Oregon game in Eugene. A spokesman for Sacred Heart General Hospital said tubes were placed in Reinhardt's lungs during the operation Friday afternoon "to provide some lung and chest drainage" . . .
Steve Spurrier, a 1966 Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Florida, withdrew from contention as head coach of the Gators.
"I wanted to clear the air and let everyone know I do not want to be coach at Florida," Spurrier, the coach of the USFL Tampa Bay Bandits, told a news conference.
"I was never offered the job. I was just among a group being considered," he said . . .
Dick Dull, Maryland's athletic director, was faced with a problem at 8 o'clock Saturday morning at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The private plane that he was taking to University Park, Pa., for the Penn State game had a malfunctioning electrical system, and no replacement was available.
As Dull and his pilot, Joe Drach, a former Maryland football player who works for the university, were standing in the General Aviation terminal, they struck up a conversation with Frank Perdue, the chicken man. He told them he was flying to Salisbury in his private plane and, when he got there, he'd call to find out if Dull still needed a ride. Sure enough, Perdue's pilot came back for Dull and Drach, waited for them at Penn State and brought them back to BWI after the game.