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OSU football: Cowboys No. 23 in initial CFP rankings

STILLWATER — Two weeks ago, coming off a pair of frustrating losses, Oklahoma State didn’t receive a single vote in the Associated Press top 25.

Two bounce-back wins didn’t do much to scratch the surface among AP voters.

But the College Football Playoff committee saw things differently, ranking the Cowboys No. 23 in its initial rankings released Tuesday.

At 6-3, OSU is the only three-loss team in the top 25, coming in just ahead of a pair of one-loss teams, Navy and SMU.

A 26-13 win over Kansas State, which came in at No. 16 in the initial rankings, was the strong point of OSU’s schedule.

The Cowboys are off this week before hosting Kansas at 11 a.m. Nov. 16.

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Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy runs onto the field before the college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and the TCU Horned Frogs at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla.,  Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. OSU won 34-27. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy runs onto the field before the college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and the TCU Horned Frogs at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. OSU won 34-27. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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