Oklahoma State Rises, Oklahoma Falls in Latest NCAA Re-Rank

Oklahoma State Rises, Oklahoma Falls in Latest NCAA Re-Rank

The newest USA TODAY Sports NCAA Re-Rank sees big shifts for Oklahoma rivals following last weekend’s action. Oklahoma State’s Bedlam win propels them up the rankings, while Oklahoma slides after a second straight loss.

Cowboys Jump 15 Spots After Bedlam Victory

Oklahoma State’s thrilling 43-40 overtime victory against Oklahoma vaults them up 15 places to No. 17. The rivalry win keeps their slim Big 12 title hopes alive.

Meanwhile, the Sooners suffer their second consecutive defeat to fall out of College Football Playoff contention. Now 5-4, they’ll need a strong finish and help to make the conference championship game.

The result is a shake-up in the relative positions of both Oklahoma schools. Oklahoma State now sits one spot ahead of their in-state foes at No. 17.

Texas Holds Ground in Top 10

Another Big 12 team, Texas, holds steady after their 34-27 win over Kansas State. Ranked No. 8 last week, the Longhorns move up one spot to No. 7 this week.

That keeps them one place ahead of Alabama thanks to their September head-to-head victory. The Crimson Tide continue surging after dismantling LSU 42-28.

Bullets and Wolverines Remain 1-2

The top two spots remain unchanged, with Georgia and Michigan retaining their hold.

Georgia took care of business in a 43-6 rout of Missouri. Michigan had no issues dispatching Purdue for another lopsided Big Ten win.

The debate over who most deserves No. 1 continues between these two dominant teams. For now, Michigan still edges out the Bulldogs in a very close call.

Notre Dame, Kansas State Plummet

Two teams enduring rough slides are Notre Dame and Kansas State. The Fighting Irish fell 35-14 to Clemson, sending them down seven spots to No. 23.

Kansas State’s 34-27 loss to Texas drops them eight places to No. 15. The Wildcats are now on a two-game skid after rising as high as No. 13.

The biggest plummet belongs to Air Force. Their 13-7 loss to Army thrusts them down 15 places to No. 26.

Meanwhile, Clemson’s statement win pushes them up 12 spots to No. 41.

The latest Re-Rank underscores the rapid shifts possible this late in the season. Some teams are surging at precisely the right time, while others are fading fast.

Luke is a content writer based in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from UCLA in 2018 with a degree in English and minor in Marketing. Shortly after graduating, Luke landed his first content writing role at a small LA marketing agency.

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