Oklahoma State continues to inch its way to becoming a top-10 team, while Oklahoma also moved up in one poll and kept its spot in another.
The Cowboys are now ranked 11th in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls, moving up one spot in the AP poll after rolling 59-3 over Football Championship Subdivision opponent Lamar Saturday night at Boone Pickens Stadium. The Sooners, meanwhile, stayed at No. 14 in the AP poll and moved up to 12th in the USA Today Coaches poll after handling Tulsa 51-20 at Owen Field.
Both OSU and OU have a bye this week. The Cowboys then open Big 12 play at West Virginia on Sept. 28, while the Sooners travel to Notre Dame, which is ranked 22nd in the AP poll and No. 21 in the USA Today Coaches poll. The Irish dropped a spot in the AP poll and did not move in the USA Today Coaches poll after rallying to beat Purdue 31-24 on Saturday.
Other Big 12 teams ranked are Baylor, which is 20th in the AP poll and 19th in the USA Today Coaches poll, and Texas Tech, which is No. 25 in the AP poll. TCU, which lost to Tech in Lubbock Thursday night, dropped out of both polls.
The top five of the AP poll remained unchanged, with defending national champion Alabama keeping its No. 1 spot after its 49-42 win at then-No. 6 Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide is followed by Oregon, Clemson, Ohio State and Stanford. A&M dropped to No. 10 after the loss, while Michigan fell from No. 11 to No. 15 after needing a last-second stop to survive Akron, 28-24.
The top three of the USA Today Coaches poll — Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State — remained unchanged. Clemson and Stanford flipped spots and are now ranked No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. Texas A&M dropped from No. 6 to No. 9, while Michigan dropped from No. 12 to No. 14.