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Cowboys Move into Top 10 in Coaches Poll

Four Big 12 schools are ranked.

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[Devin Wilber/PFB]

Just one week into the 2022 season, and the Cowboys are a Top 10 team.

Oklahoma State moved up one spot to No. 10 in this week’s Coaches Poll after the Pokes’ 58-44 victory against Central Michigan. The spot comes after Utah dropped its season-opener to a then-unranked Florida team, dropping the Utes from No. 8 to No. 15.

Rank Team Points
1 Alabama (57) 1,615
2 Georgia (6) 1,542
3 Ohio State (2) 1,520
4 Clemson 1,380
5 Michigan 1,333
6 Texas A&M 1,268
7 Oklahoma 1,160
8 Baylor 1,103
9 Notre Dame 1,077
10 Oklahoma State 938
11 Michigan State 860
12 USC 849
13 NC State 642
14 Pittsburgh 624
15 Utah 605
16 Miami 591
17 Arkansas 554
18 Wisconsin 495
19 Florida 469
20 Kentucky 421
21 Wake Forest 353
22 Texas 351
23 Ole Miss 292
24 Oregon 206
25 BYU 170

The Cowboys slot in behind Notre Dame, a team OSU beat in the Fiesta Bowl last season. The Fighting Irish dropped from No. 5 to No. 9 after falling to Ohio State 21-10 in Week 1.

OSU is one of four Big 12 teams in the Coaches Poll, joined by No. 7 Oklahoma, No. 8 Baylor and No. 22 Texas. Despite winning 52-10 last week, the Longhorns actually fell four spots in this poll. Miraculously, UT had a first-place vote in the preseason poll. That vote disappearing sent the Horns down.

TCU and Texas Tech each received votes in the poll, as did future Big 12 schools Houston, Cincinnati and UCF. BYU, another future Big 12 team, is No. 25 after not being ranked in the preseason poll.

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