Oklahoma State Football: Cowboys Move Up in AP Poll During Off Week


Another week down, and another intriguing Associated Press top 25 poll. The Oklahoma State football team was obviously off this week, but still managed to climb two spots to No. 14 after all the surrounding shakeups.

Elsewhere in the conference, the changes were small. Baylor remained at the No. 2 spot, receiving six first-place votes, while TCU fell to No. 4 after a mediocre win over Iowa State. The Horned Frogs also received three first-place votes of their own. OU climbed just two spots to No. 17 after destroying Kansas State 55-0, which was a little surprising. The only other team receiving any votes in the poll was Texas Tech, as their 14 votes put them at No. 30.

Ohio State held on the No. 1 spot after taking down Penn State at home, and Utah took over TCU’s No. 3 spot after beating an Arizona State team that is still receiving votes in the poll.

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The fallout from the ridiculous Michigan/Michigan State game was minimal, as the Spartans remained at No. 7 after having the win gift-wrapped for them. The Wolverines only fell three spots to No. 15.

The SEC continues to fare well represent in the top-10, with LSU and Alabama moving up to No. 5 and No. 8, respectively. LSU’s win over Florida knocked the Gators from No. 8 to No. 13.

Meanwhile, the American Athletic Conference now has three teams in the poll for the first time. The 6-0 Memphis Tigers, coached by former OU quarterback Justin Fuente, debuted at No. 18 after taking down then-No. 13 Ole Miss, who fell to No. 24, the biggest drop of the week. Temple made their debut at No. 22 after defeating UCF. Houston, who was ranked No. 24 last week, moved up to No. 21 after beating Tulane on the road.

UCLA, Northwestern, and Boise State each fell out of the poll after their losses during the week.

You can check out the poll in it’s entirety by going here.