Oklahoma State moved up to No. 2 in both the BCS and Associated Press polls Sunday, the highest ranking for the Cowboys in either poll in school history.
Alabama's 9-6 loss to LSU in overtime combined with the Cowboys' 52-45 win over Kansas State on Saturday night allowed OSU to slide up to the Crimson Tide's spot.
“If we get to the next spot (No. 1), it would be at the end of the year, I think,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said. “We're very excited, and I'm sure the players are excited about it. We need to give them a day to digest it (Monday) and get back to work on Tuesday.”
The Cowboys are ranked third in the USA Today/Coaches poll, behind No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Stanford.
KICKOFF TIME SET FOR TEXAS TECH GAME
OSU's game against Texas Tech will kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday in Lubbock.
The contest will be televised on ABC.
GUNDY ON MISSOURI: ‘I JUST HATE TO SEE TEAMS LEAVE'
The SEC made it official Sunday that Missouri will join the conference on July 1, 2012, making the Tigers the fourth school to announce it will leave the Big 12 in the past 16 months.
Gundy, who has always expressed his desire to keep the Big 12 together, said Sunday that he was unhappy to see Mizzou depart the league.
“Everybody has to do whatever they think is best for their school and their athletic department,” Gundy said. “But if you want my opinion on it, I just hate to see teams leave.
“I think it's long history and a lot tradition that have gone on in this part of the country that is now being lost forever. But everybody has to move on and make the best of it.”
WEEDEN NOMINATED FOR AT&T ALL-AMERICA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
After throwing for a school-record 502 yards and two touchdowns against K-State, Brandon Weeden has been nominated for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week.
Weeden won the award earlier this season after his performance at Texas A&M, where he passed for 438 yards and two touchdowns and led the Cowboys to a 30-29 victory.
Also nominated for the award are Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball and LSU safety Eric Reid.
Fans can vote for Weeden at espnallamerica.com.