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Oklahoma Sooners Plummet in AP Poll, Longhorns, Cowboys Hold Steady

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The latest college football AP Poll features three Big 12 teams ranked, but a ton of movement in the Top 25.

The Oklahoma Sooners plummeted 13 spots from No. 3 to No. 16 after their stunning loss to Kansas State on Saturday when they blew a 21-point third quarter lead against the Wildcats. It was OU’s second-straight season losing to the Wildcats as heavy favorites.

The Texas Longhorns needed a miracle comeback to beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders 63-56 in overtime, and held onto their No. 9 spot in the AP Poll rankings this week.

Then it was the Oklahoma State Cowboys, comfortably beating West Virginia 27-13, who actually dropped one spot from No. 18 to No. 19 in the rankings.


AP Poll Top 25

1. Clemson (42)
2. Alabama (4)
3. Florida
4. Georgia
5. Notre Dame
6. Ohio State (2)
7. Auburn
8. Miami
9. Texas
10. Penn State
11. North Carolina
12. UCF
13. Texas A&M
14. Mississippi State
15. Cincinnati
16. Oklahoma
17. LSU
18. Wisconsin
19. Oklahoma State
20. Tennessee
21. Michigan
22. BYU
23. Virginia Tech
24. Memphis
25. Pittsburgh

Other Big 12 teams to receive votes included the Kansas State Wildcats (33) and Baylor Bears (25). After their drop the Sooners hit the road to take on the Iowa State Cyclones, which will kick off at 6:30 on Saturday on ABC, while the Texas Longhorns play the TCU Horned Frogs, who are coming off a loss to Iowa State.

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