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Kansas State, Oklahoma State Rise in Top 25 of Week 13 AP Poll

NCAA Football: Kansas State at Kansas

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.

Four Big 12 teams are ranked this week, with the Texas Longhorns remaining the league’s highest rank team at No. 7. Oklahoma climbed one place to the No. 13 spot, while Kansas State and Oklahoma State were the biggest movers of the weekend. Kansas State climbed four places in the poll to the No. 19 spot while Oklahoma State rose three spaces to No. 23.


Things started early on Saturday morning with multiple big games to follow. Oklahoma outlasted BYU in Provo 31-24 but lost their starting quarterback Dillon Gabriel in the process. West Virginia flattened Cincinnati 42-21 on Saturday afternoon while TCU followed suit taking down Baylor 42-17. Oklahoma State rallied back to steal a win over Houston 43-30 while Texas Tech narrowly clipped UCF 24-23. Kansas State took down Kansas in the Sunflower Showdown 31-27 while Texas capped off the night with a 26-16 win over Iowa State.

Kansas (7) also received votes in this week’s poll.

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



1Georgia (11-0)
2Ohio State (11-0)
3Michigan (11-0)
4 Washington (11-0)
5Florida State (11-0)
6Oregon (10-1)
7Texas (10-1)
8Alabama (10-1)
9Louisville (10-1)
10Missouri (9-2)
11Penn State (9-2)
12Ole Miss (9-2)
13Oklahoma (9-2)
14LSU (8-3)
15Oregon State (8-3)
16Arizona (8-3)
17Notre Dame (8-3)
18Tulane (10-1)
19Kansas State (8-3)
20Iowa (9-2)
21Oklahoma State (8-3)
22Liberty (11-0)
23Toledo (10-1)
24James Madison (10-1)
25Tenessee (7-4)
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Utah 69, NC State 66, UNLV 56, SMU 49, North Carolina 26, Clemson 20, Kansas 7, Fresno St. 6, New Mexico St. 3, UCLA 1, Miami (Ohio) 1, Texas A&M 1.
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