Oklahoma State football notebook: Cowboys return to USA Today Coaches poll at No. 24

Coach Mike Gundy said he does not put much stock in ratings. He said there are too many holes to consider.
by Gina Mizell Published: October 28, 2012

Oklahoma State is back in the USA Today Coaches poll, coming in at No. 24 following its 36-14 victory over TCU at Boone Pickens Stadium.

Coach Mike Gundy said he was unaware of this when asked about it during his Sunday evening media teleconference, and added he doesn't “put anything into” re-entering one set of rankings.

“I'm just not a big fan of the polls,” he said. “I see teams that are in there that are in there because they've not played other teams. … That's just my opinion.

“Ultimately, the only thing that matters is where you end up. I just think it's got a lot of holes in it, and I don't know what we do to change it.”

The Cowboys are now 5-2 on the season and have won three straight Big 12 games. OSU's next contest, a road showdown at No. 2 Kansas State on Saturday night, begins a stretch of four consecutive games against ranked opponents for the Cowboys.

OSU is also ranked No. 24 in the latest BCS standings. The Cowboys are not ranked in The Associated Press poll, but did receive votes.


OSU's Saturday contest at K-State will kick off at 7 p.m. and will be televised by ABC.

The Cowboys and Wildcats are the only two Big 12 teams that control their conference title destiny.

Last season, OSU and K-State played a thriller at Boone Pickens Stadium, a 52-45 victory for the Cowboys. Brandon Weeden set an OSU record with 502 passing yards, while the Cowboy defense made a stand inside the 10-yard line in the game's final seconds.

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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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