AP Poll | Oklahoma Sooners Rise While Oklahoma State Cowboys Fall

The first week of college football has come to a close but not before a few surprises played out on the field. With upset losses followed blowout victories, the rankings were bound to shift in the pollsters eyes. How did the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys fare?

AP Top 25, Week 2

1. Alabama (60)
2. Ohio State (1)
3. Clemson
4. Penn State
5. Oklahoma
6. USC
7. Washington
8. Michigan
9. Wisconsin
10. Florida State
11. Oklahoma State
12. LSU
13. Auburn
14. Stanford
15. Georgia
16. Miami (FL)
17. Louisville
18. Virginia Tech
19. Kansas State
20. Washington State
21. South Florida
22. Florida
23. TCU
24. Notre Dame
25. Tennessee

Dishing out a lopsided win, the Sooners moved up into the fifth position of the AP Poll. The bump up in the rankings sets up a top five matchup in Columbus, Ohio this coming weekend. On the other side of the equation, the Cowboys offense hummed putting up point after point. However, the defensive struggles likely are to blame for a drop in the rankings. Now resting just outside the top ten, O-State sits at No. 11 nationally according to the media.

Taking a step back to get the bigger picture, the Texas Longhorns have been replaced by the TCU Horned Frogs in the rankings. Posting a 60-0 victory in the opening week of play, Gary Patterson’s program silenced a few doubters — including myself. The move keeps four programs from the Big 12 Conference inside the top twenty-five for a second consecutive week.

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