From the NCAA to the NAIA, Oklahoma teams are getting recognition in the national polls. Here’s the breakdown:
NCAA DIVISION I
• Oklahoma State (11-1) – No. 11
Two wins, including taking down previously unbeaten Iowa State (that’s a theme this week), helped the Cowgirls move four spots up. Defeated TCU on Tuesday night and host Texas Tech on Saturday.
• Oklahoma (10-6) – RV
Back on the winning track after two OT losses, defeating Kansas State at home. On the road at West Virginia on Saturday.
• Oklahoma State (14-2) – AP No. 9, Coaches Poll No. 8
Rose in both polls this week after wins, including a one-point victory at West Virginia on a three-pointer by Markel Brown. The Cowboys host TCU on Wednesday and then go on the road for a matchup that’s been anticipated since the season began – at No. 15/18 Kansas.
• Oklahoma (12-2) – AP No. 25, RV in the Coaches Poll
In the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2009. Beat previously unbeaten Iowa State on Saturday, but lost at Kansas State on Tuesday. Sooners go on the road at No. 12/15 Baylor on Saturday.
NCAA DIVISION II
• Oklahoma City (9-1) – No. 3
Winners of five straight, OCU stays in the No. 3 spot. Big matchup of top 10 rivals on Thursday as the Stars travel to Shawnee to face No. 6 Oklahoma Baptist, then back home to take on strong Mid-America Christian team Saturday.
• Oklahoma Baptist (12-2) – No. 6
Up one spot again this week. Lady Bison also carry a five-game winning streak into the aforementioned big matchup Thursday at home against No. 3 Oklahoma City and will go on the road to Southwestern Christian on Saturday.
• Mid-Amercia Christian (10-5) – RV
Lost both games last week, but still receiving votes in the latest poll. Lady Evangels try to right the ship this week at home against Southwestern Christian and at No. 3 Oklahoma City.
• St. Gregory’s (11-1) – No. 11
Another new high ranking at school, up one spot from last week and the win streak is back up to five. On the road at Northwood on Thursday before hosting No. 2 SAGU at W.P. Wood Field House on Saturday in what may be one of the biggest games in program history.
• Mid-America Christian (8-4) – No. 21
Dropped three spots this week and the Evangels have two of last three. MACU hosts Southwestern Christian on Thursday and is on the road Saturday at Oklahoma City.