(STILLWATER, Oklahoma / September 9, 2018) – The Oklahoma State football team was the biggest mover in this week's USA Today/Amway Coaches Poll, moving up four spots to No. 19 in Sunday's rankings. OSU also cracked the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time this season, checking in at No. 24.
Head coach Mike Gundy and the Cowboys have now been ranked in at least one of the national polls for 25 consecutive weeks, dating back to Oct. 31, 2016.
Quarterback Taylor Cornelius was one of the anchors in OSU's impressive 55-13 victory over South Alabama on Saturday. Cornelius completed 25 of 40 passes for a career-high 428 yards and one touchdown. He is the seventh OSU quarterback to post a 400-yard passing game and has thrown for at least 300 yards in both of his starts this season.
Saturday's triumph in Stillwater marked the Cowboys'' 20th victory in its last 24 contests. It was also the squad's eighth-straight victory against non-conference competition.
Three other Big 12 teams appeared in at least one of the national polls this week. Oklahoma (No. 5/5) leads the pack, followed by TCU (No. 15/14) and West Virginia (No. 14/15).
Oklahoma State will look to continue its ascent up the rankings when they meet No. 17/17 Boise State this coming Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium. Kick off in Stillwater is set for 2:30 p.m.