73
      Thursday
      88 / 73
      Friday
      80 / 69
      Saturday
      85 / 69

      OSU Cowboys Ranked Eighth In Men's AP Poll

      Oklahoma State's Cowboy Basketball team is ranked No. 8 in the preseason Associated Press poll, released today. It is OSU's highest ranking in the AP poll since the final poll of the 2004-05 season, when the Pokes were ranked sixth. It is the highest preseason ranking since the beginning of that season when Oklahoma State was No. 7.

      During the 2004-05 season, OSU was ranked in the top 10 of every poll that season. The Cowboys moved as high as third for back-to-back weeks in late December. Oklahoma State was ranked in the final eight AP polls last season, reaching as high as No. 13 on March 4.

      The Cowboys host Emporia State in the final exhibition game of the season on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 pm inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. The regular season starts a week later as OSU hosts Mississippi Valley State on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 pm as well.

      1. Kentucky (27) 21-12 1,546 -

      2. Michigan St. (22) 27-9 1,543 9

      3. Louisville (14) 35-5 1,501 2

      4. Duke (2) 30-6 1,435 6

      5. Kansas 31-6 1,357 3

      6. Arizona 27-8 1,311 21

      7. Michigan 31-8 1,120 11

      8. Oklahoma St. 24-9 1,093 17

      8. Syracuse 30-10 1,093 16

      10. Florida 29-8 1,048 14

      11. Ohio St. 29-8 1,036 7

      12. North Carolina 25-11 954 -

      13. Memphis 31-5 741 19

      14. VCU 27-9 680 -

      15. Gonzaga 32-3 538 1

      16. Wichita St. 30-9 512 -

      17. Marquette 26-9 510 15

      18. UConn 20-10 448 -

      19. Oregon 28-9 408 25

      20. Wisconsin 23-12 338 18

      21. Notre Dame 25-10 332 23

      22. UCLA 25-10 244 24

      23. New Mexico 29-6 213 10

      24. Virginia 23-12 189 -

      25. Baylor 23-14 180 -

      Others receiving votes: Tennessee 176, Creighton 145, Indiana 111, Colorado 83, Iowa 83, Harvard 46, Boise St. 22, Villanova 14, Arizona St. 11, Georgetown 11, UNLV 8, Washington 8, LSU 6, Pittsburgh 6, Stanford 6, Boston College 5, La Salle 4, Missouri 3, Saint Louis 3, St. John's 3, Cincinnati 1.

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