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OSU Takes a Hit in the Polls, Drops to No. 15 after Loss to TCU

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Oklahoma State suffered a tough home loss in its Big 12 opener and its position in the polls reflected as much. It’s still very early in the year, and several moving pieces have yet to settle as college football’s landscape takes shape.

But Week 4 is in the books. Let’s take a look.

Week 4 AP Top 25
RANK TEAM First Place Points Last week
1 Alabama 52 1515 1
2 Clemson 8 1458 2
3 Oklahoma 1 1397 3
4 Penn State 1304 4
5 USC 1247 5
6 Washington 1188 7
7 Georgia 1136 11
8 Michigan 1088 7
9 TCU 1028 16
10 Wisconsin 1023 9
11 Ohio State 1016 10
12 Virginia Tech 828 13
13 Auburn 701 15
14 Miami 693 14
15 Oklahoma State 665 6
16 Washington State 551 18
17 Louisville 502 19
18 South Florida 406 21
19 San Diego State 365 22
20 Utah 356 23
21 Florida 342 20
22 Notre Dame 246  –
23 West Virginia 212  –
24 Mississippi State 148  17
25 LSU 92 25
Who jumped up?

The biggest winners of Week 4 start with a familiar game around these parts. TCU jumped from No. 16 to No. 9 after ruining OSU’s Big 12 opener. Georgia also leapfrogged some teams with its 31-3 win over Mississippi State. West Virginia jumped into the top 25 for the first time this season after its win over Kansas. The Mountaineers have won three straight since a close opening loss to now No. 12 Virginia Tech. Notre Dame also creeped into the No. 22 spot.

Who dropped off?

Aside from Oklahoma State, some other ranked teams took a loss in Week 4. Florida State made the biggest drop but after dropping its conference opener to NC State. The Seminoles at 0-2 represent the only winless team in the rankings with some credit for a competitive showing against Alabama before starting QB Deondre Francois went down with injury. Mississippi State also dropped after a loss 31-3 loss to Georgia.

The Pokes only dropped to No. 14 in the Coaches Poll.

Week 5 Amway Coaches Poll Top 25
Rank Team First place Points Last Week
1 Alabama 59 1570 1
2 Clemson 4 1499 2
3 Oklahoma 0 1443 3
4 Penn State 0 1328 5
5 USC 0 1306 4
6 Washington 0 1277 6
7 Michigan 0 1152 8
8 Georgia 0 1089 12
9 Ohio State 0 1066 9
10 Wisconsin 0 1029 10
11 TCU 0 985 15
12 Virginia Tech 0 877 13
13 Miami 0 727 14
14 Oklahoma State 0 687 7
15 Auburn 0 664 16
16 Washington State 0 574 18
17 South Florida 0 522 17
18 Louisville 0 505 20
19 Utah 0 437 21
20 Florida 0 345 22
21 San Diego State 0 315 25
22 LSU 0 221 23
23 West Virginia 0 184 26
24 Mississippi State 0 132 19
25 Florida State 0 104 11
Conclusion

Here’s a look at where OSU has been in each poll.

Preseason Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7
AP No. 10 No. 11 No. 9 No. 6 No. 15
Coaches No. 11 No. 10 No. 8 No. 7 No. 14

 

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