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No. 32: Oklahoma State

It’s time to stop and smell the roses, which makes sense: Oklahoma’s state flower is the rose, after all. Oklahoma State has won 41 games over the last four years, the second-most in the Big 12. The Cowboys own the Big 12’s best record during conference games since 2009. Last fall, the program notched its first Big 12 championship and its first outright championship since 1948, when it took home the Missouri Valley Conference crown. The Cowboys just won 12 games in a season for the first time in program history; they ended the season ranked third in the final A.P. Poll, the highest end-of-season ranking in school history. In November, O.S.U. held leads of 10-0, 24-0 and 44-3 before cruising to a 44-10 win over Oklahoma – only the Cowboys’ 18th win in the rivalry, but certainly the most satisfying. Oklahoma State should take some time to appreciate all that has been accomplished over the last four seasons, and doubly so when it comes last fall’s wonderful success. But don’t wait too long: September’s coming fast, and being elite once comes with a price – everyone expects you to do it again.

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