Oklahoma State Football: Cowboys Move Up Big in Every Poll


The Oklahoma State football team, after weeks of slowly climbing the polls following numerous close wins over the middle-to-bottom of the Big 12, have moved up to No. 5 in the weekly AP poll, one spot behind Baylor, who narrowly escaped Kansas State 31-24 this past Thursday night. The Cowboys were previously ranked No. 12, where they had been hovering around for a few weeks. The seven spot jump was the highest for any team in the AP poll this week.

Beating No. 5 TCU by 20 points was enough to legitimize OSU in the eyes of several pundits, such as Kirk Herbstreit:

The current AP top four had a few shakeups. Clemson moved to the No.1 spot over Ohio State after a win over then-No. 17 Florida State, who feel two spots to No. 19. Ohio State slid to No. 2 after beating Minnesota, while Alabama moved up four spots to No. 3 after beating LSU at home. The Tigers fell to No. 9.

TCU’s fall from No. 5 to No. 13 was equaled by Michigan State, who fell from No. 6 to No. 14 after losing to Nebraska. Memphis took the biggest fall this week, dropping 10 spots to No. 25 after losing to Navy, who were rewarded with a No. 23 ranking for their efforts.

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Elsewhere in the Big 12, OU climbed up two spots to No. 12 after destroying Iowa State at home. No other team received any votes.

Oklahoma State was also ranked No. 5 in the coaches poll, and were ranked No. 6 in ESPN’s weekly power poll. They were previously ranked No. 12. The newest edition of the CFP rankings come out on Tuesday night, and it’s anyone’s guess how those will fall.

The Cowboys have Iowa State on the road this Saturday, while Baylor faces OU, Alabama goes on the road to face No. 20 Mississippi State, Ohio State travels to take on Illinois, and Clemson faces Syracuse.

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