Maybe it was an oversight, or maybe Sports Illustrated just doesn’t think very highly of Oklahoma State.
Either way, the Cowboys didn’t make the preseason top-25 list by the weekly sports magazine despite being the preseason pick to win the Big 12 Conference.
Certainly the rankings are just for fun, but it doesn’t seem to make much sense, considering how highly the Cowboys are thought of throughout the conference.
Oklahoma came in at No. 19 and was picked No. 2 in the preseason Big 12 rankings. Texas was picked No. 4 in the Big 12, but is No. 11 in the country by Sports Illustrated. SI also put TCU at No. 16 and Baylor at No. 17.