Big Win Propels Cowboys Back Into National Rankings


Monday, February 4th 2013, 3:11 pm
By: News 9


The Oklahoma State men's basketball team has re-entered both top 25 polls following its big win over No. 2 Kansas on Saturday. The Associated Press has the Cowboys ranked at No. 22 while the USA Today/ESPN poll has them at No. 24.

OSU has won three straight games and beat Iowa State 78-76 and Kansas 85-80 this past week to improve to 5-3 in conference play.

This is the first time since mid-December the Cowboys have been ranked in either poll.

The Oklahoma Sooners received two top 25 votes in the coaches poll.

The Associated Press Top 25

Ranking Team Record Pts

1 Indiana (58)   20-2 1,615
2 Florida (7)   18-2 1,536
3 Michigan  20-2 1,490
4 Duke  19-2 1,413
5 Kansas  19-2 1,350
6 Gonzaga  21-2 1,249
7 Arizona  19-2 1,248
8 Miami (FL)  17-3 1,132
9 Syracuse  18-3 1,091
10 Ohio State  17-4 1,033
11 Louisville  18-4 1,018
12 Michigan State  18-4 994
13 Kansas State  17-4 782
14 Butler  18-4 774
15 New Mexico  19-3 660
16 Creighton  20-3 578
17 Cincinnati  18-4 552
18 Minnesota  17-5 454
19 Oregon  18-4 390
20 Georgetown  16-4 364
21 Missouri  16-5 245
22 Oklahoma State  15-5 235
23 Pittsburgh  18-5 207
24 Marquette  15-5 137
25 Notre Dame  18-4 132

Others receiving votes: Ole Miss 75, North Carolina State 64, Colorado State 49, Wichita State 49, Memphis 44, Wisconsin 28, Saint Mary's 27, Louisiana Tech 24, Kentucky 21, San Diego State 17, UNLV 13, UCLA 8, Saint Louis 8, Virginia Commonwealth 8, Virginia 4, Akron 4, Connecticut 2, Belmont 1

USA Today/ESPN poll

Ranking Team Record Pts

1 Indiana (25)   20-2 766
2 Florida (6)   18-2 742
3 Michigan  20-2 690
4 Duke  19-2 683
5 Kansas  19-2 654
6 Gonzaga  21-2 614
7 Arizona  19-2 601
8 Michigan State  18-4 518
9 Syracuse  18-3 514
10 Ohio State  17-4 502
11 Miami (FL)  17-3 485
12 Louisville  18-4 470
13 Creighton  20-3 369
14 Butler  18-4 325
15 Kansas State  17-4 314
16 New Mexico  19-3 295
17 Cincinnati  18-4 265
18 Minnesota  17-5 194
19 Oregon  18-4 179
20 Missouri  16-5 143
21 Georgetown  16-4 138
22 Wichita State  19-4 83
23 Ole Miss  17-4 69
24 Oklahoma State  15-5 57
25 Pittsburgh  18-5 54
25 San Diego State  16-5 54

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 47, Colorado State 38, Marquette 38, Virginia Commonwealth 33, Wisconsin 25, North Carolina State 24, Memphis 19, Saint Mary's 18, Southern Miss 13, UNLV 12, Belmont 7, Louisiana Tech 6, Middle Tennessee 4, Kentucky 4, UCLA 4, Oklahoma 2, Akron 2, Saint Louis 1