December 04, 2011
On the heels where just about everything that could have gone right for Oklahoma State's national championship hopes did go right, it makes for a long day for OSU supporters while waiting for polls and computer rankings to be released.
As of 10:50 AM CST, only Jeff Sagarin's computer rankings have been updated. In it, OSU remains third. The Cowboys inexplicably gained only .63 points after soundly beating the No. 6 team in last week's standings.
Among the human polls, the Associated Press Top 25 typically is released first, around noon. It is not part of the BCS formula, however. The USA Today Coaches Poll also is generally released around noon, while the Harris Interactive Poll has generally been made public by mid-afternoon.
Cowboy fans - and the rest of the country - will find out the national championship pairing on the BCS selection show at 7:15 CST on ESPN. Public sentiment has seemed to trend toward favoring an OSU-LSU matchup, but many experts still project an Alabama-LSU rematch.