OSU Cowboys move up in AP rankings

Tuesday, December 14th 2004, 6:48 am
By: News On 6

(AP) Oklahoma State moves up another spot in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll.

The Cowboys rise from fifth last week to fourth this week after beating formerly fourth-ranked Syracuse 74-to-69 last week.

OSU also received three of the 72 first-place votes.

Illinois remains Number One in the poll, getting 35 first-place votes.

Kansas got 22 first-place votes and is ranked second, followed by Georgia Tech, which was named on 12 first-place ballots.

North Carolina is fifth, followed by Wake Forest, Duke, Syracuse, Kentucky and Pittsburgh.

Oklahoma did not break into the Top 25, but received 44 points, good for 29th-best.