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Sooners Tumble Out of Top 25, Cowboys, Longhorns, Cyclones are in

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The latest AP Poll features a lot of movement for the Big 12 Conference, but just like last week, three teams remain ranked.

However it’s the team that is not ranked that is getting the most attention. That would be the Oklahoma Sooners who lost their second-straight regular season game on Saturday to Iowa State, just the first time that’s happened since 1999 and Iowa State’s first home win over OU since 1960.

The Sooners ranked No. 3 last week, but then lost to Kansas State and now have tumbled out of the Top 25 for the first time in 64 polls.

That was the fourth-longest active streak in the country behind Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson.


OU will not be ranked heading into the Red River Rivalry for the first time since 2005.

With the win, Iowa State is back in the Top 25 at No. 24. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are the highest-ranked team in the Big 12 at No. 10 as the Pokes moved to 3-0 with a big win over Kansas. And then Texas, despite a loss to TCU, is still ranked at No. 22 this week.

Here’s a look at the full Top 25.

That was the fourth-longest active streak in the country behind Alabama, Ohio State (not including the polls in which it was not eligible) and Clemson.

AP Poll Top 25

1. Clemson (52)
2. Alabama (8)
3. Georgia
4. Florida
5. Notre Dame
6. Ohio State (2)
7. Auburn
8. Miami
9. North Carolina
10. Oklahoma State

11. Cincinnati
12. Oregon
13. Auburn
14. Tennessee
15. BYU
16. Wisconsin
17. LSU
18. SMU
19. Virginia Tech
20. Michigan
21. Texas A&M
22. Texas
23. Louisiana
24. Iowa State
25. Minnesota

It has to pain Iowa State a bit that had they beaten Louisiana in Week 1 they may be in the Top 10 right now with Oklahoma State.

Regardless, other Big 12 teams to receive votes include Kansas State, just missing the Top 25, TCU, Oklahoma and West Virginia.

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