Cowboys Drop One Spot in Coaches Poll following Arkansas-Pine Bluff Blowout

Oklahoma State put a bow on its nonconference slate with a blowout win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. For their effort, the Cowboys get a bye week to prepare for a Big 12 opener against Baylor in Waco. But despite the win, the Cowboys got leapfrogged by USC, dropping one spot from 7 to 8 in the latest USA Today sports AFCA coaches poll.

We’ll take a look at how the rest of the Big 12 fared, but first the Top 25.

Rank Team Record Prev
1 Georgia 3-0 2
2 Alabama 3-0 1
3 Ohio State 3-0 3
4 Michigan 3-0 5
5 Clemson 3-0 4
6 Oklahoma 3-0 6
7 Southern California 3-0 8
8 Oklahoma State 3-0 7
9 Kentucky 3-0 10
10 Arkansas 3-0 11
11 NC State 3-0 12
12 Tennessee 3-0 16
13 Mississippi 3-0 17
14 Utah 2-1 15
15 Penn State 3-0 23
16 Wake Forest 3-0 18
17 Baylor 2-1 19
18 Oregon 2-1 24
19 Texas 2-1 20
20 Texas A&M 2-1 22
21 Michigan State 2-1 9
22 Florida 2-1 21
23 Brigham Young 2-1 14
24 Washington 3-0 NR
25 Miami 2-1 13

Lincoln Riley’s USC squad passed up the Cowboys thanks to a 45-17 win over Fresno State. I guess that’s a little more impressive than a 63-7 win over an FCS opponent.

Elsewhere in the Current and Future Big 12

OU thumped Nebraska 49-14 and remained at No. 6. So much for nostalgia. Baylor rose a couple of spots after taking care of Texas State and Texas climbed one spot after dispatching UTSA.

Also, Kansas might be running an actual football program. The Jayhawks are 3-0 after taking it to Dana Holgorsen’s Houston Cougars. The Cougars started the year off in the Top 25 but are now 1-2. Kansas received five votes. Other Big 12 teams receiving votes were Iowa State (15) and TCU (seven).