(STILLWATER, Oklahoma / September 16, 2018) – The Oklahoma State football team continued its rapid ascent up the national polls this week, climbing nine spots to No. 15 in the Associated Press Top 25 and four spots to No. 15 in the USA Today/Amway Coaches Poll.
Head coach Mike Gundy and the Cowboys have now been ranked in at least one of the national polls for 26 consecutive weeks, dating back to Oct. 31, 2016.
Saturday's triumph over No. 17 Boise State improved the Cowboys to 21-4 over their last 25 contests. It was also OSU's ninth-straight victory against non-conference competition, and the third-consecutive win against teams ranked in the AP Top 25.
Running back Justice Hill was one of the Cowboys' standout performers in the 44-21 victory over the visiting Broncos. Hill rushed for 123 yards on 15 carries and scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season. The junior has scored a rushing touchdown in nine consecutive games, marking the seventh-longest such streak in Big 12 history.
Hill has also crossed the century mark on the ground in nine of his last 13 games.
Three other Big 12 teams appeared alongside the Cowboys in at least one of the national polls this week. Oklahoma (No. 5/5) leads the pack, followed by West Virginia (No. 12/13) and TCU rounds out the quartet of conference competitors at No. 17/17.
Oklahoma State is set to open its Big 12 slate this weekend when Texas Tech visits Boone Pickens Stadium Saturday night. Kickoff for the Cowboys' fourth-straight home game is set for 6 p.m. on FS1.