The stunning Oklahoma football loss to Kansas State was costly, dropping the Sooners 15 spots, to 18th, in this week’s Associated Press Poll.
The precipitous fall in this week’s national rankings leaves Oklahoma behind both Texas (9) and Oklahoma State (17) in the AP Top 25. Kansas State and Baylor both received votes.
Reigning national champion LSU was the other team to take a major tumble in the polls this week after losing at home to Mississippi State in the season opener for both schools.
The Sooners did not fall quite as far in the Coaches Poll, but still took a big tumble, falling 13 positions to No. 16. Oklahoma’s No. 16 ranking in the Coaches Poll is still three better than where the coaches have Oklahoma State, at 19th.
Florida replaced Oklahoma in the No. 3 spot in both polls, with No. 1 Clemson, Alabama, Georgia and Notre Dame rounding out the top five.
Four Southeastern Conference teams and three out of the Atlantic Coast Conference rank in the top 10 in both major polls.
Miami made the biggest jump upward this week, climbing four spots in the AP and six in the Coaches Poll, to No. 8 in both polls.
The Associated Press Poll this week includes Big Ten and Pac-12 teams. Ohio State (6) and Penn State (10) are ranked in the top 10 despite the fact they won’t play their first game until Oct. 24.
Oregon, out of the Pac-12, is ranked 14th in this week’s AP Poll, and the Ducks will not open the season until early November.
Army, Kentucky and Louisville all lost over the weekend to ranked opponents and dropped out of the top 25.