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OU finished No. 6 in final polls, OSU No. 17

by Ryan Aber Modified: January 7, 2014 at 7:42 am •  Published: January 7, 2014


photo -  Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert (4) can't hold on for an interception beside Oklahoma's Lacoltan Bester (11) during Oklahoma's final drive in the Bedlam college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Oklahoma won 33-24. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert (4) can't hold on for an interception beside Oklahoma's Lacoltan Bester (11) during Oklahoma's final drive in the Bedlam college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Oklahoma won 33-24. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

NORMAN - After beating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma finished No. 6 in both The Associated Press and USA Today Coaches' polls, released Tuesday after the BCS National Championship Game.

For the Sooners, it is their highest finish since coming in at No. 6 following the 2010 season and the ninth time in Bob Stoops' 15 seasons that OU has finished in the top 10.

The top six of both polls look the same, with Florida State receiving every possible first-place vote in both polls, followed by Auburn, Michigan State, South Carolina, Missouri and the Sooners.

Alabama is No. 7 in the AP poll, followed by Clemson. That order is reversed in the coaches' poll.

Oklahoma State, which fell to Missouri in the Cotton Bowl, is No. 17 in both polls.

The Cowboys open next season against Florida State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Baylor is the only other Big 12 team to finish in the Top 25, coming in at No. 13 in both polls.

Kansas State and Texas Tech received votes.

Oklahoma wound up going 3-1 against teams that finished ranked in the final polls, beating Alabama, Oklahoma State and Notre Dame (No. 20 AP, No. 24 coaches') and losing to Baylor.

Oklahoma State was 1-2, beating Baylor and losing to Missouri and the Sooners.

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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