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Oklahoma State climbs to No. 6 in AP poll; No. 7 in Coaches Poll

The Cowboys are on the move, and are on the cusp of being a top-five team in the country.

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The Oklahoma State Cowboys throttled Pittsburgh on Saturday and saw its efforts rewarded in both major polls.

The Pokes climbed to #6 in the AP Top 25 and rose to #7 in the Coaches Poll after a dominating victory on the road against its ACC foe.

Making way for OSU’s ascension, Washington, Michigan and Ohio State all fell back despite earning wins Saturday.

Clemson leap-frogged Oklahoma for the second spot behind top-ranked Alabama thanks to a virtual shutdown of Louisville and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson.

Penn State (after drubbing Georgia State) and USC (fresh off a double overtime home victory over Texas) round out the Top 5.

OSU’s next opponent also moved up. The TCU Hornes Frogs moved up to #16 (AP) and #15 (Coaches) ahead of next weekend’s showdown in Stillwater.

No other Big XII teams made the Top 25 in either poll as Kansas State’s loss to Vanderbilt cost them a spot.