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Good Saturday to Sit Out Cowboys Hold Steady in Polls

September 18, 2022
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STILLWATER – Sitting out Week No. 4 of the college football season didn’t hurt the Oklahoma State Cowboys at all. In fact, Oklahoma falling from the ranks of the unbeatens and losing their Big 12 Conference opener to Kansas State, allowed the Cowboys to move up to No. 7 in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll. As usual, the Associated Press media poll doesn’t value the Cowboys (No. 9) as much and moved Tennessee ahead of them and kept Kentucky (31-23 win over Northern Illinois) and USC (17-14 win over Oregon State) ahead of them. Oklahoma’s loss was a microcosm of evidence of what we expected in the Big 12 and somewhat across college football. The Big 12 is wide open and that is now truly evidenced by four league teams in the polls and another five getting votes for the poll(s). Kansas State is No. 25 in the Associated Press poll. Yes, that is nine of the 10 teams in the Big 12 at least in the mention for Top 25 consideration. The only team not receiving some votes is 2-2 West Virginia.

Oklahoma State will now prepare for the first of what promises to be quite a few Big 12 games that will impact the rankings, the Big 12 Championship picture, and potentially, the College Football Playoff. The Cowboys are at No. 14 Baylor for a rematch of last season’s Big 12 Championship Game that will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. and be televised on FOX Sports. 

Head coach Mike Gundy will not only have a well rested team that is 3-0 and looking to stay unbeaten, but also as healthy as they have been since the beginning of fall camp. 

Fortunately, the polls don’t matter much as these polls dictate some pecking order on highlights and scores at the bottom of the screen of television coverage and really, nothing more. 

The only ranking or poll that has true meaning starts in late October with the CFP selection committee releases their rankings.  

Ranking AP Poll Points USA Today Coaches Poll Points  
1. Georgia (55) 4-0 1565 Georgia (34) 4-0 1563  
2. Alabama (3) 4-0 1487 Alabama (26) 4-0 1558  
3. Ohio State (4) 4-0 1483 Ohio State (4) 4-0 1486  
4. Michigan 4-0 1354 Michigan 4-0 1379  
5. Clemson 4-0 1311 Clemson 4-0 1339  
6. USC 4-0 1236 USC 4-0 1226  
7.  Kentucky 4-0 1127 Oklahoma State 3-0 1176  
8. Tennessee 4-0 1119 Kentucky 4-0 1136  
9. Oklahoma State 3-0 1081 Tennessee 4-0 1077  
10. N.C. State 4-0 920 N.C. State 4-0 1015  
11. Penn State 4-0 876 Mississippi 4-0 864  
12. Utah 3-1 760 Penn State 4-0 824  
13. Oregon 3-1 727 Utah 3-1 822  
14. Mississippi 4-0 691 Baylor 3-1 638  
15. Washington 4-0 657 Oregon 3-1 622  
16. Baylor 3-1 550 Oklahoma 3-1 601  
17. Texas A&M 3-1 543 Texas A&M 3-1 574  
18. Oklahoma 3-1 529 Washington 4-0 539  
19. BYU 3-1 482 Arkansas 3-1 509  
20. Arkansas 3-1 457 BYU 3-1 359  
21. Minnesota 4-0 288 Wake Forest 3-1 352  
22. Wake Forest 3-1 265 Florida State 4-0 252  
23. Florida State 4-0 234 Minnesota 4-0 238  
24. Pittsburgh 3-1 209 Pittsburgh 3-1 223  
25. Kansas State 3-1 166 Syracuse 4-0 74  

Other Big 12 Schools

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Kansas 4-0

Texas Tech 3-1

TCU 3-0

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Kansas 4-0

Texas Tech 3-1

Kansas State 3-1

Texas 2-2

TCU 3-0

Iowa State 3-1

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Good Saturday to Sit Out Cowboys Hold Steady in Polls

1,005 Views | 10 Replies | Last: 7 days ago by Joe Khatib
CaliforniaCowboy
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USC no. Kentucky's wins are more impressive than those of OSU.... hands down.

Kentucky has beaten a ranked team for gosh sakes, on the road. (Florida)

based on games played, Kentucky should be ranked higher than OSU.
CaliforniaCowboy
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but then... based on games played, OSU should probably be ranked higher than Michigan.

Pine Bluff should never ever be on our schedule again. They only have 2,600 freaking students, for gosh sakes.

It's one thing to play a decent FCS team that regularly finished in the top of that division, but it's completely unacceptable for OSU to play a team like APB, and then claim some goofy moral equivalency to top CFS teams.

Crazed_Stallion
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I can agree to this. Michigan shouldn't be ranked in the Top 10 either.
TUSKAPOKE
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UAPB did not help. Beat Baylor and things will improve.
OSUPSYCHO
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Robert, you might want to fix the typo in the first sentence. Logo not Log
CaliforniaCowboy
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OSUPSYCHO said:

Robert, you might want to fix the typo in the first sentence. Logo not Log
What? I spent all day searching the Internet for our log !!

Duke Silver
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Which is to say, Christmas, as in Yule. Yule log. Not a log. I don't have a log, but I mean, you know...if I had a log. Not in the sense you think I said I did.
CaliforniaCowboy
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No wonder I couldn't find it, I was looking for a log like a journal, specifically for football since Gundy said it.

Like a visitors log, or a game log. Perhaps even, notches in a gun (Pete reference)
Orangeheart72
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We were talking in our group/area at the game that this might have been the weakest opponent we've ever watched at BPS. They beat Lane College by 6 points 2 weeks before. Luckily, they did have some skill players and especially a very good qb. Of course, a lot of his decent passes were dropped by their receivers. I would worry a game like this misleads our players, but hopefully lemons are made lemonade by coaching staff.
Joe Khatib
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Orangeheart72 said:

We were talking in our group/area at the game that this might have been the weakest opponent we've ever watched at BPS. They beat Lane College by 6 points 2 weeks before. Luckily, they did have some skill players and especially a very good qb. Of course, a lot of his decent passes were dropped by their receivers. I would worry a game like this misleads our players, but hopefully lemons are made lemonade by coaching staff.
You obviously missed the 84 - 0 Savannah State game in 2012!!!
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