Sooners Drop In AP After 20-17 Win Over TCU

Wesley Hitt

I'm not one to say that Oklahoma should be mentioned in the BCS championship conversation. However, I'm more and more convinced now that this OU team possesses a toughness and edge that hasn't been there in a long while. I've seen every team in the Big Twelve play football this season and I've yet to see on play as physical as the Sooners. While Baylor scares the daylights out of me because of their speed, there isn't a team in the conference that I feel can be more physical that OU right now.

I'm guessing that the AP doesn't quite see it that way though. The Sooners dropped from #11 last week to #12 this week. It doesn't really matter a whole lot though because the AP isn't factored into the BCS and, as I already eluded to, I think Oklahoma is still a year away from being in the national championship conversation.

Baylor jumped up two spots in the AP and one spot in the Coaches to appear at #15 in both polls. Like the Sooners, Oklahoma State held steady in the Coaches but dropped a spot in the AP to #22. Texas Tech held strong to #20 in the AP and moved up one spot to #22 in the Coaches to round out the Big Twelve teams.

USA Today Coaches Poll

Rank Team Record Pts Last Week
1. Alabama (57) 5-0 1544 1
2. Oregon (4) 5-0 1486 2
3. Ohio St. 6-0 1379 3
4. Clemson (1) 5-0 1356 4
5. Stanford 5-0 1327 5
6. Florida St. 5-0 1188 6
7. Georgia 4-1 1130 7
8. Louisville 5-0 1105 8
9. Texas A&M 4-1 1067 9
10. Oklahoma 5-0 964 10
11. LSU 5-1 953 11
12. South Carolina 4-1 833 12
13. UCLA 4-0 807 13
14. Miami (FL) 5-0 747 14
15. Baylor 4-0 698 15
16. Michigan 5-0 591 16
17. Florida 4-1 574 17
18. Northwestern 4-1 393 18
19. Washington 4-1 366 19
20. Oklahoma St. 4-1 350 20
21. Texas Tech 5-0 336 21
22. Fresno St. 5-0 325 22
23. Northern Illinois 5-0 169 23
24. Nebraska 4-1 125 24
25. Virginia Tech 5-1 97 25

Others Receiving Votes:

  • Missouri 86,
  • Notre Dame 58,
  • Wisconsin 29,
  • Michigan St. 16,
  • UCF 11,
  • Auburn 11,
  • Rutgers 8,
  • Oregon St. 8,
  • Arizona St. 4,
  • Arizona 4,
  • Ball St. 3,
  • BYU 2

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Last Week
1. Alabama (55) 5-0 1495 1
2. Oregon (5) 5-0 1424 2
3. Clemson 5-0 1359 3
4. Ohio St. 6-0 1305 4
5. Stanford 5-0 1278 5
6. Florida St. 5-0 1158 6
7. Georgia 4-1 1138 7
8. Louisville 5-0 1051 8
9. Texas A&M 4-1 1003 9
10. LSU 5-1 993 10
11. UCLA 4-0 844 11
12. Oklahoma 5-0 819 12
13. Miami (FL) 5-0 780 13
14. South Carolina 4-1 764 14
15. Baylor 4-0 681 15
16. Washington 4-1 556 16
17. Florida 4-1 536 17
18. Michigan 5-0 514 18
19. Northwestern 4-1 418 19
20. Texas Tech 5-0 358 20
21. Fresno St. 5-0 258 21
22. Oklahoma St. 4-1 204 22
23. Northern Illinois 5-0 138 23
24. Virginia Tech 5-1 115 24
25. Missouri 5-0 105 25

Others Receiving Votes:

  • Auburn 61,
  • Notre Dame 50,
  • Nebraska 35,
  • Wisconsin 29,
  • Michigan St. 16,
  • UCF 7,
  • Mississippi 3,
  • Arizona St. 3, Rutgers 2
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