OU finishes No. 15 in Top 25 polls; Tulsa voted No. 25 by coaches
BY ERIC BAILEY World Sports Writer
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
1/08/13 at 10:19 AM
Oklahoma was ranked No. 15 in both the final Associated Press and the USA Today Coaches Top 25 polls released early Tuesday morning.
Tulsa was ranked No. 25 in the coaches’ poll. Oklahoma State was unranked but received votes in both polls.
The Sooners were ranked No. 4 in both polls in the preseason. Oklahoma finished 10-3 with a 41-13 loss to Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl.
Tulsa (11-3) finished as Conference USA champions and defeated Iowa State 31-17 in the Liberty Bowl. The Golden Hurricane ends its season ranked in the Top 25 for the second time in three years. TU was No. 24 in the AP’s final poll in 2010.
OSU (8-5) finished its year unranked for the first time since 2009. The Cowboys defeated Purdue 58-14 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
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Tulsa's Cory Dorris (right) holds up the Liberty Bowl trophy after the Hurricane beat Iowa State in Memphis, Tenn., on Dec 31. TOM GILBERT/Tulsa World