SAN ANTONIO – On Tuesday night, the Roadrunners learned that they gained some ground in the eyes of the College Football Playoff committee.
UTSA moved up one spot to No. 22 in the most recent rankings, which is now the highest CFP ranking in program history. They are one of only three undefeated teams remaining in college football along with No. 1 Georgia and No. 5 Cincinnati.
After a 27-17 victory over 1-8 Southern Miss on Saturday afternoon, UTSA stayed put as the No. 15 team in the nation in the AP Top 25 and dropped two spots to No. 18 in the latest AFCA Coaches Poll released on Sunday afternoon. The game was tied at 17 entering the fourth quarter before the Roadrunners forced three turnovers that resulted in 10 points and provided the final margin of victory.
Arkansas leapfrogged UTSA in the CFP rankings, moving up from No. 25 to No. 21 after a 16-13 overtime victory over LSU. The Razorbacks are one of four three-loss teams -- No. 15 Wisconsin, No. 16 Texas A&M, No. 20 NC State -- ranked ahead of the 10-0 Roadrunners.
UTSA (10-0, 6-0) will face their toughest test this Saturday when they host UAB (7-3, 5-1) for the Conference USA West Division title. Kickoff at the Alamodome is set for 2:30 p.m.