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Cowboys Left Out of Preseason AP Poll

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For the first time since 2015, Oklahoma State will enter the season outside of the Top 25 in the AP Poll.

Alabama will begin the year as the AP and Coaches Polls’ consensus No. 1, after receiving 42 first place votes in Monday’s release.

The Big 12 has four teams in the preseason poll, with Oklahoma being the highest at No. 7. TCU (16), West Virginia (17) and Texas (23) are the other three. The Cowboys’ Week 3 opponent Boise State will enter the season at No. 22.

OSU is receiving 51 votes in the poll which would rank 29th nationally.

Here is the full poll:

Rank Team
1 Alabama (42)
2 Clemson (18)
3 Georgia
4 Wisconsin (1)
5 Ohio State
6 Washinigton
7 Oklahoma
8 Miami (FL)
9 Auburn
10 Penn State
11 Michigan State
12 Notre Dame
13 Stanford
14 Michigan
15 USC
16 TCU
17 West Virginia
18 Mississippi State
19 Florida State
20 Virginia Tech
21 UCF
22 Boise State
23 Texas
24 Oregon
25 LSU

 

Others receiving votes:South Carolina 96, Florida 68, Utah 60, Oklahoma St. 51, FAU 38, Arizona 28, NC State 22, Texas A&M 21, Boston College 18, Northwestern 13, Kansas St. 10, Iowa St. 8, Houston 6, Memphis 3, Troy 2, Iowa 2, Kentucky 1, Arkansas St. 1, Fresno St. 1.

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