Do AP Preseason Rankings Matter? An Analysis of OSU’s History With the Poll Says No

Oklahoma State was recently left out of the AP preseason poll for 2018, making it the seventh year in Gundy’s tenure when the Cowboys start the season as an unranked team.

The AP poll’s preseason rankings have been relatively close to the Cowboys’ final ranking for the past couple of years, but that’s not the case for when the team starts the season unranked. Here’s a look at recent history