OSU Still Unranked in Latest AP Top 25 Poll

September 7, 2021

OSU is still unranked in the latest AP Top 25 poll that was released on Tuesday afternoon.

The Pokes held static from the preseason poll as the first team out of the rankings, making them by definition No. 26 nationally. They lead all teams in receiving votes among those not in the top 25 with 39, edging out Ole Miss, TCU, Liberty and Auburn.

Only three Big 12 teams are ranked in the AP poll after Week 1 — the same that were ranked in the preseason — with OU leading the way at No. 4. Iowa State comes in at No. 9 and Texas at No. 15.

OSU won its first game of the season on Saturday 23-16 over Missouri State, but struggling against an FCS team — even a pretty good one — likely did not help the cause. The Pokes fell one spot in the Coaches Poll earlier on Tuesday to No. 23.

A win this weekend in Tulsa against the Golden Hurricane could help OSU make the leap into the AP top 25 simply by opening the season 2-0, but the game has lost some of its preseason glimmer after Tulsa opened its season this weekend with a stunning 19-17 loss to UC Davis.

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