For the first time in 20 years, Oklahoma State is in the top 10. The Cowboys were voted No. 8 in The Associated Press poll released Sunday, a day after their 28-23 upset of then-No. 3 Missouri. OSU is ranked 10th in the USA Today coaches’ poll.
The No. 8 AP ranking is OSU’s highest since reaching No. 7 on Nov. 23, 1985. And it caps a three-week climb by the Cowboys from unranked to the top 10. "I’m excited for our players,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said Sunday. "They worked hard and had to earn everything they’ve gotten.” Missouri dropped to No. 11 and faces Texas, the nation’s new No. 1, Saturday. OSU plays host to Baylor this week, then visits Texas in what now has the potential to be a meeting of top 10 teams. OSU and Texas have never played when both were ranked in the top 10. College polls, Page 14B