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MBB: Oklahoma State Earns #21 Ranking

Cowboys have once again cracked the AP Top 25 and are currently tied with West Virginia at #21.

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Following their statement week with wins against #25 Texas and #8 Kansas, the Oklahoma State Cowboys (16-7, 6-5) have been rewarded for their efforts. Coming in at number 21, they join five other Big 12 teams in the AP Top-25 rankings!

This isn't the first appearance in the Top 25 for the Pokes. They held a 24th ranking for a short period of time following their first win over the Texas Longhorns, but quickly fell out of the rankings following back-to-back losses to Kansas and Oklahoma.

Moving forward, the Cowboys currently have four wins over Top-25 teams, defeating Texas, Baylor, Texas once again, and (most recently) Kansas. They'll have plenty of opportunity to climb through the rankings, as four of their next seven contests will be against current Top 25 teams.

Here's the complete rankings.

Men's College Basketball AP Top 25
Rank Team Record Pts
1 Kentucky Wildcats (65) 23-0 1625
2 Virginia Cavaliers 21-1 1518
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 25-1 1486
4 Duke Blue Devils 20-3 1450
5 Wisconsin Badgers 21-2 1385
6 Villanova Wildcats 21-2 1294
7 Arizona Wildcats 20-3 1185
8 Kansas Jayhawks 19-4 1171
9 Louisville Cardinals 19-4 1120
10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 21-4 948
11 Utah Utes 18-4 946
12 North Carolina Tar Heels 19-6 871
13 Northern Iowa Panthers 22-2 846
14 Iowa State Cyclones 17-5 842
15 Wichita State Shockers 21-3 743
16 Baylor Bears 18-5 694
17 Oklahoma Sooners 16-7 565
18 Butler Bulldogs 18-6 462
19 Maryland Terrapins 19-5 347
20 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 18-5 296
21 Oklahoma State Cowboys 16-7 273
21 West Virginia Mountaineers 18-5 273
23 Ohio State Buckeyes 18-6 271
24 Arkansas Razorbacks 18-5 221
25 SMU Mustangs 19-5 81
Others Receiving Votes: Iowa 38, Providence 26, Texas 25, S.F. Austin 22, Cincinnati 21, Murray St. 20, Indiana 13, Rhode Island 12, Georgetown 9, Texas A&M 7, Temple 6, Old Dominion 3, Mississippi 3, Harvard 2, S. Diego St. 2, Xavier 2, Valparaiso 1