DALLAS — Oklahoma fell to a No. 18 ranking in both the Associated Press and coaches’ Top 25 polls following Saturday’s 36-20 loss to Texas. Oklahoma State, which was idle this weekend, jumped to No. 17 in the coaches’ poll and No. 21 in the AP poll.
The Sooners (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) and Cowboys (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) are ranked behind unbeaten Big 12 bedfellows Baylor and Texas Tech in both polls.
Baylor came in at No. 12 in both rankings, while Texas Tech is No. 15 in the coaches’ poll and No. 16 in the AP poll.
Oklahoma State was the preseason Big 12 favorite, but lost at West Virginia two weeks ago.
Texas remained unranked in both polls despite its big win Saturday in the Cotton Bowl. The Longhorns (4-2, 3-0 Big 12) lost in early-season routs to BYU and Ole Miss before their current three-game winning streak.
Two-time defending national champion Alabama remained No. 1 and Oregon is No. 2 in both polls.