Oklahoma State Football: Cowboys Drop in AP Poll Despite Win


The new AP poll is in, and it’s changes reflect an eventful week of performances from both ranked teams and teams on the fringe.

First off, Oklahoma State actually managed to drop one spot to No. 21 despite a 5-0 record and a win over a decent Kansas State team. Last week OSU moved up after a controversial win over a bad Texas.

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So it goes when there’s so many other shakeups in the poll.

Meanwhile, TCU and Baylor moved into the top-4 after their big wins over Texas and Texas Tech, respectively. Oklahoma moved up five spots to No. 10 after beating a No. 23 West Virginia team, who was knocked out of the poll after the loss.

Four top-10 teams lost yesterday, creating a pretty big shuffle. UCLA took the biggest fall, dropping from No. 7 to No. 20 after a 38-23 loss at home to unranked Arizona State. Ole Miss fell from No. 3 to No. 14 after a loss to Florida, who moved from No. 25 all the way up to No. 11, the biggest gain in this week’s poll for any team.

Notre Dame fell from No. 6 to No. 15 after a 24-22 road loss to Clemson, which moved the Tigers up six spots to No. 6. Georgia’s sound defeat at home to Alabama dropped the Bulldogs 11 full spots to No. 19, while moving the Crimson Tide up to No. 8.

Several new teams entered the poll this week, such as Toledo, who entered at No. 24 after beating Ball State 24-10 on the road. Boise State made a return to the poll at No. 25, while Iowa debuted at No. 22 after disposing of Wisconsin 10-6 at home, which actually knocked the Badgers from No. 19 to out of the poll. Texas A&M moved up five spots to No. 9 while receiving a first-place vote after taking down No. 21 Mississippi State by a score of 30-17. The Bulldogs fell from the poll after the loss.

West Virginia picked up eight votes, putting them at No. 34, while Texas Tech received four votes, good enough for No. 35. Kansas State received one vote.

You can view the poll in it’s entirety here.

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