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OSU, OU remain steady in polls following bye week

by Ryan Aber Modified: September 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm •  Published: September 22, 2013

A lackluster schedule of games Saturday with no major upsets led to relative calm in both polls Sunday.

Oklahoma State remained at No. 11 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls, while Oklahoma stayed at No. 14 in the AP poll and No. 14 in the coaches poll after both teams were off this week.

Notre Dame, which hosts the Sooners on Saturday, is at No. 22 in both polls after beating Michigan State.

Oklahoma State plays at unranked West Virginia on Saturday in its Big 12 opener.

Alabama remained a clear No. 1 in both polls, but Oregon picked up several first-place votes after having just one in each poll last week.

The Ducks have four first-place votes in the AP poll and three in the coaches. No other team received a first place vote.

All of the top 14 teams in the AP poll remained the same. Miami, Washington and Northwestern each moved up one spot while Michigan fell to No. 18 after a close call with UConn, a week after nearly losing to Akron.

In the coaches poll, LSU jumped a spot to No. 6, overtaking Louisville despite the Cardinals’ 72-0 win over Florida International on Saturday. Michigan dropped three spots to No. 17.

Baylor moved up one spot to No. 20 in the AP poll and No. 18 in the coaches poll after beating Louisiana-Monroe 70-7 Saturday. Texas Tech moved up one to No. 24 in AP and entered the coaches poll at No. 25.

Arizona State was the only AP-ranked team to fall Saturday, losing to No. 5 Stanford 42-28.

The Sun Devils dropped out of both polls.

Fresno State moved into the AP poll at No. 25.

Michigan State had been ranked No. 24 in the coaches poll but dropped out after the loss. The Spartans were replaced by Wisconsin at No. 24.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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