In the first 62 Associated Press preseason Top 25 polls, Oklahoma State had never been ranked ahead of Oklahoma.
That changed Saturday with No. 63.
The Cowboys are the top-ranked Big 12 team in this year's preseason poll at No. 13. Oklahoma is No. 16.
Alabama is the atop the preseason poll, followed by Ohio State, Oregon, Stanford and Georgia.
Texas (No. 15) and TCU (No. 20) are the other two Big 12 teams in the poll.
For the first time in its history, the Big 12 doesn't have a team in the top 10 in the preseason poll. The last time the Big Eight didn't have a top-10 team was 1992.
The ranking is the third-highest in the preseason for the Cowboys, who were ranked No. 9 to start the 2009 and 2011 seasons.
Oklahoma State is ranked in the preseason for the seventh time.
SI.com's Andy Staples was the only one of the 60 voters who submitted ballots to leave Oklahoma State off the ballot entirely. Oklahoma appeared on every ballot.
The highest spot for the Cowboys by any voter was No. 8. Two voters put the Cowboys that high.
Oklahoma's highest placement is No. 11 and lowest is No. 23.
The Sooners are ranked in the preseason poll for the 55th time and the 14th consecutive season.
The Southeastern Conference has six teams ranked in the top 12, a first for any conference in the preseason poll.
South Carolina is No. 6, Texas A&M No. 7, Florida No. 10 and LSU No. 12.
Alabama was a near-unanimous pick for the top spot, receiving 58 of 60 first-place votes.
Alabama ties Florida in 2009 with the highest percentage of first-place votes. That Gators team lost to eventual national champion Alabama in the SEC Championship Game.
Bob Assmussen of the Champaign (Ill.) News-Gazette and Glenn Guilbeau of Gannett News Service were the only voters to put anyone other than Alabama No. 1.
Assmussen voted for Ohio State, while Guilbeau, who is based in Baton Rouge, La., voted Georgia No. 1. Both had the Crimson Tide No. 2.
Alabama is atop the poll for the fourth time. The Crimson Tide were also preseason No. 1 in 1966, 1978 and 2010. They won the title in 1978, losing to USC in the regular season before winning their final nine games.
Two teams have gone wire-to-wire in the poll — Florida State in 1999 and USC in 2004. The Trojans were the last team to start and finish the season No. 1.