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OSU Lands at No. 23 in Initial College Football Playoff Ranking

Not the biggest surprise from Tuesday night, but close.



On Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff committee announced its opening rankings for the 2019 season and, wouldn’t you know it, Oklahoma State made an appearance.

OSU landed at No. 23, one of four Big 12 teams in the initial rankings, along with Oklahoma (No. 9), Baylor (No. 12) and Kansas State (No. 16). That list did not include a certain team previously purporting to “be back.”

The first edition of the CFP Top 4 goes: 1. Ohio State, 2. LSU, 3. Alabama, and 4. Penn State.

I think this is an appropriate time to bring up that Chuba Hubbard averages more rushing yards per game than Nos. 2 through 4 on that list. 

The Cowboys have been absent from the AP and Coaches polls since their Week 6 loss to Texas Tech, but the committee — who has historically strayed away from the other two big polls — included the Pokes after their win over TCU.

This is the Cowboys’ first appearance in the CFP Top 25 since 2017 when they finished 19th and made it all the way up to No. 11 in the first ranking (Week 9) that season. The highest OSU has ever climbed according to the committee was No. 6 after starting 10-0 in 2015.


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  1. Chris Baker

    November 7 at 1:32 pm

    This would have been pretty big news if not for Cade delivering gallons of orange kool-aid to the masses.

    This to me is a pretty solid sign of respect for our team/program. We’re the only 3 loss team to be ranked and we’re no higher than 30th in the other polls. I might be reading WAY too much into this, but to me, this is the best news the Chuba for Heisman campaign could have wished for. We could be as high as 15 or so leading up to Bedlam, and while it’s insanely unlikely, if Baylor wins out, ISU and KSU, lose a third conference game and ou loses one more before Bedlam, we would be playing for a second chance at Baylor in the conference title game. If we can somehow make it to the Big 12 title game, and if Chuba has a Chuba game in that title game, and if he eclipses the 2300 yard mark by the end of the big 12 title game, he will win the Heisman. I realize this is an incredibly far fetched series of events, but that’s where my head is at after the Cade commitment.

    • Felipe La Bomba

      November 7 at 2:04 pm

      Chris that is the type of thinking all Cowboys fans need to display. Enough of the negative predictions. Say what you want and don’t say what you don’t want.

    • Robert Champagne

      November 7 at 2:00 pm

      Well at least there is plan for greatness, now lets knock off these tasks 1 week at a time. I would be ecstatic if we could just win out. All of that other stuff would just be gravy on the mashed potatoes…

    • Brendan

      November 7 at 1:32 pm

      Been thinking about this…

      In conference…before Bedlam for OU, including, 11/30 games for the rest:

      KSU needs to lose 3 games. 1 more.
      ISU needs to lose 3. 1 more.
      Texas needs to lose 4. 2 more.
      OU needs to lose 2. 1 more.
      BAY needs to lose 4. 4 more.

      This COULD happen. We own tiebreakers against KSU & ISU, would need to win Bedlam.

      Did I get that correct?

      • Ray Greenfield

        November 7 at 2:01 pm

        So really we just need the loser of the kstate istate game to beat Texas, Baylor win out, and OSU win out and it will be OSU vs Baylor in the championship.

      • Alum in AZ

        November 7 at 2:00 pm

        I think that’s the path to outright #2 in conference with us owning the direct tie-breakers. But is there also a chance for a 3-way tie for second without us having the direct wins against KSU and ISU factoring in our favor? Perhaps a 3-way with us, OU, and Texas? What could happen then?

      • Matt Hartley

        November 7 at 1:32 pm

        Of the things that need to happen in order for OSU to make the big 12 championship, the least likely thing is that we beat OU.

        • Spencer Williams

          November 7 at 2:01 pm

          I hate this comment. 😂

        • Chase

          November 7 at 2:00 pm

          You’re being downvoted, but you’re not wrong.

      • Chris Baker

        November 7 at 1:33 pm

        That’s how I had it.

  2. Spencer Williams

    November 7 at 1:33 pm

    I like it. But conspiracy… OSU needs to be ranked to justify moving OU into top 4. Those top 4 play each other. This will cause movement and getting OU to top 4 requires OSU to win until OU. OU beating unbeaten Baylor and respected OSU puts them in the playoff hunt. I’ll also point out that OU lost to KSU and this list makes it a quality loss further bolstering the case for OU in play off.

    OSU… let her rip. OSU can take that dream and stick it up their candy asses and win the Heisman in the process.

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