The Cowboys opened the season with a 52-36 win at Oregon State behind a pair of three-touchdown performances from sophomore running back Chuba Hubbard and redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders, who threw two of his three TDs to junior wide receiver Tylan Wallace.
Three writers ranked OSU:
No. 23: Matt Brown (The Athletic), Mark Whicker (Los Angeles Daily News)
No. 24: Davis Potter (Casper Wyoming Star-Tribune)
Brown was the lone writer to ranked OSU in the preseason poll at No. 23.
Ranked teams went 24-1 in Week 1, with the lone loss coming in a ranked vs. ranked matchup between Auburn and Oregon as the Tigers completed a late comeback against the Ducks.
The top seven remained the same with Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio State, LSU and Michigan. Notre Dame moved up one spot to No. 8, followed by Texas and Auburn, who jumped up six places after beating Oregon. The Ducks fell to No. 16. Despite defeating Miami (FL), Florida dropped out of the top 10 to No. 11.
Iowa State is tied with Nebraska at No. 25 with 86 points. The Cyclones needed triple overtime to defeat FCS Northern Iowa at home, while the Cornhuskers pulled away from South Alabama of the Sun Belt in the second half. TCU (61) was the only other Big 12 team to receive votes.
Boise State is the lone newcomer to the group after its road win over Florida State.
Boise State moves into the Top 25 after defeating Florida State while Notre Dame, Texas and Auburn also moved up with their wins pic.twitter.com/FxdlQlgmkW— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 3, 2019
Other receiving votes
Virginia 73, TCU 61, Mississippi State 50, Cincinnati 48, Army 31, Miami (FL) 10, Oklahoma State 8, Memphis 6, Arizona State 4, Appalachian State 4, Minnesota 2, USC 1, Boston College 1, North Carolina 1
*Note: Totals are based on points, as the No. 1 ranked team receives 25 points and on down the list.