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2019 College Football Playoff rankings: Oklahoma State ranked No. 23

The 6-3 Cowboys sneak in to the first CFP rankings of the year.

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at Oklahoma State Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

The first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2019 season has Oklahoma State debuting at No. 23. The lowest ranked team in the initial rankings to ever make the CFP was Ohio State in the first CFP, who debuted at No. 16 and wound up as the No. 4 seed.

Oklahoma State isn’t going to make the playoff with three losses. ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit commented that OSU’s six wins say a lot because the Cowboys made the top-25 with three losses.

Other Big 12 teams included No. 9 Oklahoma, No. 12 Baylor and No. 16 Kansas State. The Cowboys have gone 1-1 against two of those three teams in Stillwater. OSU beat the Wildcats 26-13 on Sept. 28 and fell 45-27 to Beats on Oct. 19. OSU and OU meet Nov. 30 in Stillwater.

The Sooners and Bears will play in primetime on ABC on Nov. 16.

OSU has a bye week this weekend, meaning the Cowboys will likely be ranked next week as well. The Cowboys will take on Kansas on Nov. 16 at home.

OSU achieved bowl eligibility for the 14th straight season with a 34-27 win over TCU last weekend and you can check out the most likely current bowl destinations for the Pokes here.