Cowboys And Sooners Move Up In Latest Polls


Sunday, November 13th 2011, 12:52 pm
By: News 9


Both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State moved up in the latest editions of the Coaches Poll and AP Poll.

Oklahoma State moved up one spot to No. 2 in the Coaches poll and held its second place ranking from last week in the new AP poll after a 66-6 drubbing of Texas Tech.

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Oklahoma, who had a bye week this week and did not play, still advanced thanks to losses by Stanford and Boise State. The Sooners are now the No. 5 team in both polls.

The Cowboys received 1,410 points in the Coaches Poll this week—65 votes from first place LSU and the Sooners tallied 1,228 points.

Oklahoma State is one of only three undefeated teams in the nation as it joins LSU and Houston who are all 10-0.

LSU remains the top team in the nation according to both polls, a ranking the Tigers have held since week nine. The Tigers were the unanimous No. 1 team this week in both polls—which marks the first time a team has been the unanimous top team in the regular season since Texas in 2008.

The top six teams are identical in this week's polls which rank Alabama at No. 3 followed by Oregon, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

The Coaches Poll has Virginia Tech at No. 7 followed by Clemson, Stanford, Houston and Boise State while the AP has Clemson at No. 7 followed by Stanford, Virginia Tech, Boise State and Houston.

Stanford fell in both polls after the previously No. 7 ranked Oregon Ducks defeated Stanford 55-30.

Boise State's loss was also a big contributor to the shifting in the Polls. The Broncos dropped from No. 5 to No. 11 in the Coaches poll after falling to TCU 36-35.

Kansas State joins OU and OSU as the only Big 12 teams in the Top 25 as the Wildcats are now the No. 17 team in the Coaches Poll and No. 16 in the AP Poll after a 53-50 win over Texas A&M in four overtimes.

Texas who was ranked No. 20/21 dropped out of the Top 25 this week after its 17-5 loss to Missouri.

The University of Tulsa also received 10 points in this week's Coaches Poll and 22 points in Sunday's AP  Poll —which would put them at No. 30/31 team in the country.

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Oklahoma State has a short week ahead as they prepare to take on Iowa State on the road Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

Oklahoma will also be on the road this week, playing at Baylor Saturday at 7 p.m. on ABC.

USA Today Coaches Poll:
Preseason: Oklahoma-No. 1, Oklahoma State- No. 8
Week 2: Oklahoma-No. 1, Oklahoma State- No. 7
Week 3: Oklahoma-No. 1, Oklahoma State- No. 7
Week 4: Oklahoma-No. 1, Oklahoma State- No. 6
Week 5: Oklahoma-No. 1, Oklahoma State- No.6
Week 6: Oklahoma-No. 1, Oklahoma State- No. 7
Week 7: Oklahoma-No. 1, Oklahoma State- No. 7
Week 8: Oklahoma- No. 1, Oklahoma State- No. 6
Week 9: Oklahoma- No. 9, Oklahoma State-No. 4
Week 10: Oklahoma -No. 7, Oklahoma State-No. 4
Week 11: Oklahoma-No. 7, Oklahoma State-No. 3
Week 12: Oklahoma- No. 5, Oklahoma State-No.2

AP Poll:
Preseason: Oklahoma-No. 1, Oklahoma State- No. 9
Week 2: Oklahoma-No. 1, Oklahoma State- No. 9
Week 3: Oklahoma-No. 1, Oklahoma State- No. 8
Week 4: Oklahoma-No. 1, Oklahoma State- No. 7
Week 5: Oklahoma-No. 2, Oklahoma State- No. 5
Week 6: Oklahoma-No. 3, Oklahoma State- No. 6
Week 7: Oklahoma-No. 3, Oklahoma State- No. 6
Week 8: Oklahoma- No. 3, Oklahoma State- No.6
Week9: Oklahoma-No. 11, Oklahoma State-No.3
Week 10: Oklahoma-No. 7, Oklahoma State- No. 3
Week 11: Oklahoma-No. 7, Oklahoma State- No. 2
Week 12: Oklahoma-No. 5, Oklahoma State-No. 2

BCS Rankings:
Oct. 16: Oklahoma- No. 3, Oklahoma State- No. 4
Oct. 23: Oklahoma No. 9, Oklahoma State No. 3
Oct. 30: Oklahoma-No. 6, Oklahoma State-No. 3
Nov. 6: Oklahoma No. 6, Oklahoma State-No. 2