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Oklahoma, Texas Move Slightly, Kansas Drops Off Top 25 of Week 8 AP Poll

After a wild week of Big 12 football, with several underdogs winning on Saturday, there were some major shake-ups across the AP Poll this week.

Two Big 12 teams are ranked this week, with the Oklahoma Sooners dropping from No. 5 to No. 6, and the Texas Longhorns jumping from No. 9 to No. 8.


Things started early with Houston outlasting West Virginia 41-39 on Thursday night winning outright after being listed as three-point underdogs at kickoff. Then on Saturday morning, Iowa State handled Cincinnati 30-10, continuing the narrative of Iowa State contending for a Big 12 title. In the first afternoon game of the day, Oklahoma State pulled off their second-straight upset with a 39-32 win over 23rd-ranked Kansas. TCU got back into the win column on Saturday afternoon with a massive 44-11 win over the BYU Cougars easily covering the 5.5-point spread. Then in the night game, Kansas State, who entered Saturday’s matchup as a 1-point underdog, secured a commanding win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders 38-21.

Kansas (2), West Virginia (1), and Oklahoma State (1) all received votes in this week’s poll.

Here’s a look at the entire poll, courtesy of the Associated Press.



1Georgia (7-0)
2Michigan (7-0)
3Ohio State (6-0)
4 Florida State (6-0)
5Washington (6-0)
6Oklahoma (6-0)
7Penn State (6-0)
8Texas (5-1)
9Oregon (5-1)
10North Carolina (6-0)
11Alabama (6-1)
12Oregon State (6-1)
13Ole Miss (5-1)
14Utah (5-1)
15Notre Dame (6-2)
16Duke (5-1)
17Tennessee (5-1)
18USC (6-1)
19LSU (5-2)
20Missouri (6-1)
21Louisville (6-1)
22Air Force (6-0)
23Tulane (5-1)
24Iowa (6-1)
25UCLA (4-2)
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: James Madison 70, Clemson 35, Florida 12, Washington St. 11, Fresno St. 6, Liberty 5, Kentucky 4, Wyoming 4, Kansas 2, West Virginia 1, Oklahoma St. 1, Miami 1.
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