The Oklahoma football team moved up one spot to No. 7 in The Associated Press Top 25 thanks to a lopsided win at home and some help from a rival.
The Sooners handily defeated the Kansas State Wildcats 51-14 on Saturday at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, improving to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in Big 12 play. OU was headlined by dual-threat quarterback Kyler Murray, who totaled 398 yards and four touchdowns before being pulled from the game.
Oklahoma’s climb in the AP Top 25 comes with the help from in-state Oklahoma State. The Cowboys upset the then-No. 6 Texas Longhorns 38-35 on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium. The Longhorns have been the only team to top OU’s high-powered offense this season, defeating the Sooners 48-45 in early October.
The Cowboys’ win dropped Texas nine spots to No. 15, which is the lowest ranking of the three Big 12 teams to be featured in the AP Top 25. West Virginia, who blew out Baylor on Thursday, sits at No. 12.
Alabama continues to reign atop the ranking, as the top five remained the same from last week. Clemson, Notre Dame, LSU and Michigan round out the No. 2 through No. 5 spots, respectively.
Below is a look at the full AP Top 25:
3. Notre Dame
8. Ohio State
10. Washington State
12. West Virginia
14. Penn State
18. Utah State
20. Fresno State
21. Mississippi State
24. Boston College
25. Texas A&M