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Cowboys, Sooners Begin Season Unranked In Coaches Poll

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Neither the Cowboys nor the Sooners are ranked in the initial Top 25 Coaches Poll, although Oklahoma is receiving votes.

Several scheduled opponents are in the opening poll, however. Under first-year head coach Brad Underwood, Oklahoma State could face a number of top-tier teams in the Maui Invitational beginning with No. 16 Connecticut on Nov. 21st. The Cowboys could see No. 6 North Carolina, No. 10 Wisconsin and/or No. 5 Oregon later in the tournament.

Oklahoma takes on tenth-ranked Wisconsin in Madison on Dec. 3rd. The same day, OSU travels to No. 21 Maryland.

Three Big 12 foes are ranked: No. 2 Kansas, No. 18 West Virginia and No. 22 Texas.

Oklahoma State faces Pittsburg State in exhibition play on Nov. 1st. Oklahoma tips off the preseason with Washburn on Nov. 8th.

2016 Coaches Poll

1. Duke – 792

2. Kansas – 721

3. Villanova – 700

4. Kentucky – 695

5. Oregon – 620

6. North Carolina – 614

7. Virginia – 596

8. Xavier – 552

9. Michigan State – 544

10. Wisconsin – 487

11. Arizona – 468

12. Indiana – 435

13. Gonzaga – 371

14. Louisville – 367

15. Purdue – 324

16. Connecticut – 239

17. Syracuse – 224

18. West Virginia – 204

19. St. Mary’s – 203

20. UCLA – 185

21. Maryland – 153

22. Texas – 124

23. Creighton – 113

24. Rhode Island – 85

25. Cincinnati – 75

Florida State – 65, Iowa State – 56, California – 43, Miami – 35, Dayton – 34, Oklahoma – 33

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