The Associated Press Preseason College Football Poll came out August 18th, and the Oklahoma State Cowboys continued their recent streak of being a ranked team.
The Cowboys will come into the season ranked at No. 19 by the AP, which is pretty high considering the fact that this year could be considered a rebuilding year for the program. Still, Mike Gundy’s program is becoming more and more respected as the wins continue to pile up. This AP ranking is just further proof of that.
Breaking down the Cowboys’ starting poll position will consist of looking at the Big 12 teams ahead of them, the ones behind them and the teams that surround them nationally in the poll. All of those factors give a pretty clear picture of what the national perception of the Cowboys is.