Pokes in position to get in AP poll
If The Associated Press poll, which ranks college football teams 1-25, extended two spots further, Oklahoma State would be ranked No. 27 in the country this week. If the Cowboys beat Troy on Saturday it shouldn't be too difficult for them to climb into the Top 25 for the first time since Nov. 13, 2004.
Seven of the last 10 ranked teams have one loss, so if any of those teams pick up loss No. 2, OSU could move into the rankings.
"I guess it makes everyone feel good,” OSU coach Mike Gundy
said. "But I'm not really concerned about it.”
When asked if he thinks the ranking helps public perception and recruiting, Gundy didn't gush about the importance.
"The public has to make that decision,” Gundy said.
With Zac Robinson
celebrating the anniversary of becoming Oklahoma State's starting quarterback, Gundy has fielded dozens of questions about quarterback maturity this week.
Gundy said he notices a definite improvement in Robinson after 14 games as the starter, but he said he personally didn't feel entirely comfortable as the starter until he had started three seasons.