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The Oklahoma Sooners are continuing a slow but steady climb back up the polls after starting the season 1-2. On Saturday the Sooners beat Kansas State 38-17 to record their third consecutive win in a row. Consequently, OU moved up three spots in the AP Poll, and four spots in the Coaches to #16.

The Baylor Bears have cracked the Top 10, and remain the highest ranked team in the Big 12, at #9 but it was the West Virginia Mountaineers who took a gigantic leap this week, moving up eight spots to #12 in the AP.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys would be #28 if the poll extended out that far.

AP Top 25

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (60)
2. Ohio State Buckeyes
3. Michigan (1)
4. Clemson
5. Washington Huskies
6. Texas A&M
7. Louisville Cardinals
8. Nebraska
9. Baylor
10. Wisconsin
11. Houston Cougars
12. West Virginia Mountaineers
13. Florida State Seminoles
14. Boise State Broncos
15. Florida Gators
16. Oklahoma Sooners
17. Arkansas Razorbacks
18. Tennessee
19. Utah Utes
20. Western Michigan
21. Auburn Tigers
22. North Carolina
23. Ole Miss
24. Navy Midshipmen
25. LSU

Dropped from rankings: Miami 16, Virginia Tech 17

Others receiving votes: Colorado 110, Miami 69, Oklahoma State 47, Washington State 39, Virginia Tech 38, South Florida 31, Stanford 15, Iowa 7, Arizona State 6, USC 5, NC State 4, San Diego State 3, Pittsburgh 2, TCU 1