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CFP Rankings: Oklahoma State Up Two Spots after Comeback Win Over BYU

The Cowboys move up after BYU win.



[Devin Wilber/PFB]

The Cowboys got a bump after a historic comeback in a must-win.

Oklahoma State was this close to missing out on the Big 12 Championship but stormed back from an 18-point second-half deficit to defeat the Cougars and punch its ticket to Arlington. For their efforts, the Cowboys moved up two spots from No. 20 to 18 in the penultimate College Football Playoff Rankings.

Big 12 Repping

Texas remained at No. 7, at the edge of a logjam vying for playoff spots, just behind Ohio State. The Buckeyes lost to rival Michigan, causing all teams ahead of the Longhorns to shuffle up a spot.

Kansas State hung in there at 25 despite losing to unranked Iowa State. The Wildcats fell out of both of the AP and Coaches polls after the upset. This is significant because it should help Texas (which beat K-State 33-30) should it have chance to leapfrog into the Final Four. To a lesser extent, it should help OSU and Missouri, both of which defeated the Wildcats.

Oklahoma climbed one spot to 12th, a consolation after winning a shootout with TCU. The Sooners are staying in Norman this weekend thanks to OSU’s double-OT win and will wait for Sunday’s rankings and their bowl assignment.

Here’s a look at the full CFP rankings, compared to the other two major polls.

Ranking CFP AP Coaches
1 Georgia Georgia (52) Georgia (59)
2 Michigan Michigan (10) Michigan (4)
3 Washington Washington Washington
4 Florida State Florida State Florida State
5 Oregon Oregon Oregon
6 Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State
7 Texas Texas Texas
8 Alabama Alabama Alabama
9 Missouri Missouri Missouri
10 Penn State Penn State Penn State
11 Ole Miss Ole Miss Ole Miss
12 Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma
14 Louisville Arizona Louisville
15 Arizona Louisville Arizona
16 Iowa Notre Dame Notre Dame
17 Notre Dame Tulane Iowa
18 Oklahoma State Iowa Tulane
19 NC State Oklahoma State Oklahoma State
20 Oregon State Liberty NC State
21 Tennesse (T21) NC State Oregon State
22 Tulane (T21) Oregon State Liberty
23 Clemson Toledo Tennessee
24 Liberty James Madison SMU
25 Kansas State SMU James Madison


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