Oklahoma State took a step up to No. 23 in the Amway Coaches poll, two spots above its preseason debut of 25th. That puts the Cowboys just behind winless counterparts Miami (No. 21) and Michigan (No. 22).
An apparently-overrated Hurricanes team lost 33-17 to LSU and the Wolverines were short a touchdown, being bested by their rival Notre Dame 24-17. However, both of their opponents are in a different league