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2020 AP Top 25 poll Week 6: Oklahoma State climbs up to No. 7

It’s the Cowboys’ highest AP Top 25 ranking since Week 4 of the 2017 season, when they were ranked No. 6.

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Oklahoma State moved up three spots to No. 7 in the Associated Press’ Top 25 poll after two top-10 teams lost during the Cowboys’ bye week.

It is OSU’s highest AP Top 25 ranking since Week 4 of the 2017 season, when they were ranked No. 6.

Florida and Miami (FL) both dropped out of the top 10 after losses, while idle Penn State stayed at No. 9 to allow the Cowboys (3-0, 2-0 Big 12) to rise in the poll. The Gators fell from No. 4 to 10 after a 41-38 loss at Texas A&M, which moved from No. 21 to 11. The Hurricanes slide from No. 7 to 13 following a 42-17 loss at top-ranked Clemson.

Alabama and Georgia remained Nos. 2-3 in the poll, and Notre Dame moved up one spot to No. 4 with Florida’s loss. North Carolina and Ohio State are Nos. 5 and 6, respectively, and Cincinnati Bearcats is No. 8.

Two other Big 12 teams are also ranked in the top 25 with No. 20 Iowa State and No. 22 Kansas State. The Cyclones defeated Texas Tech Red Raiders 31-15 to move up four spots, while the Wildcats outlasted TCU 21-14 in Fort Worth, Texas, to climb into the top 25.

Four Big 12 teams received votes: Oklahoma (71), West Virginia (25), Texas (5) and TCU (2). The Longhorns fell from No. 22 to out of the top 25 following a 53-45 quadruple overtime loss to the Sooners in the Red River Rivalry at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas.

The Cowboys are scheduled to visit Baylor (1-1, 1-1) on Oct. 17 at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.

Others receiving votes: Marshall 106, North Carolina State 87, Oklahoma 71, Tulsa 62, UCF 57, Boston College 43, Coastal Carolina 38, UAB 29, Utah 29, Iowa 28, West Virginia 25, Army 21, Memphis 12, Air Force 12, Ole Miss 6, Arizona State 6, Texas 5, Houston 5, LSU 5, Washington 4, Missouri 2, TCU 2, Virginia 2, Louisiana Tech 2, Indiana 1