Oklahoma fell out of the Top 10 in both college football polls released today after Saturday’s season-opening loss to Brigham Young in Arlington.
The Cougars (1-0), who climbed to No. 9 in the latest Associated Press rankings, passed the Sooners (0-1) in both polls on the strength of a 14-13 victory at Cowboys Stadium. The contest was marked by an injury to Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, the 2008 Heisman Trophy winner, who will be sidelined for two to four weeks with a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder.
BYU checked in at No. 12 in the coaches poll. Oklahoma, which began the season at No. 3 in both sets of pre-season rankings, fell to 13th in the AP poll and 14th in the coaches poll. TCU, which opens its season Saturday, climbed one spot in the AP poll to No. 16.
The top two teams in both polls, No. 1 Florida (1-0) and No. 2 Texas (1-0), remained unchanged. But the Gators lost two first-place votes in the AP poll to Alabama, which climbed to No. 4 after a 34-24 victory over Virginia Tech in a battle of pre-season Top 10 teams.
Oklahoma State (1-0) jumped to No. 5 in today’s AP poll, up four spots from last week, after its 24-10 victory over Georgia. It marks the Cowboys’ highest ranking in the AP poll since Oct. 12, 1985, when the fifth-ranked Cowboys fell to No. 9 Nebraska, 34-24.
The updated AP poll includes six teams from the Big 12, with No. 25 Missouri (1-0) added on the strength of a 37-9 victory over Illinois. Other Big 12 teams joining Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in this week’s poll were No. 22 Nebraska (1-0) and No. 24 Kansas (1-0).
BYU and TCU joined No. 17 Utah (1-0) as the Mountain West teams in the latest AP poll. The Big East, which was shut out of the pre-season polls, made its 2009 debut when Cincinnati (1-0) landed at No. 23 in both polls.
Cincinnati joined Missouri and No. 20 Miami among newcomers to the AP poll. Three teams fell out of this week’s AP rankings: Oregon (0-1), Florida State (0-1) and Iowa (1-0).
_ Jimmy Burch