CCM Top 25: Does Oklahoma Deserve To Rise Or Fall?

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Did the Sooners deserve to rise of fall in the polls after the West Virginia game?

There's not a whole lot of exciting movement in our poll this week. We both agreed with the national polls and removed USC and Texas from the rankings. Alabama is the clear number one (as they should be) but a big showdown against Texas A&M this weekend will no doubt cause a shakeup in the top 10 one way or the other.

Both of us introduced new schools to the top 25 with Rich bringing in Miami and Michigan State and me bringing in Miami and Ole Miss. Coincidentally we both ranked the Hurricanes just one spot ahead of the Florida Gators after winning the Battle at the Beach last weekend.

Rank Rich Last WK Rank Matt Last WK
1 Alabama (2-0) 1 1 Alabama (2-0) 1
2 Clemson (2-0) 2 2 Oregon (2-0) 2
3 Ohio St (2-0) 3 3 Ohio St (2-0) 3
4 Oregon (2-0) 4 4 Clemson (2-0) 4
5 Stanford (1-0) 5 5 Georgia (1-1) 6
6 Louisville (2-0) 7 6 Stanford (1-0) 7
7 Texas A&M (2-0) 8 7 Texas A&M (2-0) 8
8 LSU (2-0) 9 8 S. Carolina (1-1) 6
9 Georgia (1-1) 17 9 Florida St (1-0) 10
10 Florida St (1-0) 11 10 Louisville (2-0) 11
11 South Carolina (1-1) 6 11 LSU (2-0) 13
12 Oklahoma St. (2-0) 12 12 Oklahoma St (2-0) 14
13 Michigan (2-0) 14 13 Oklahoma (2-0) 15
14 Oklahoma (2-0) 13 14 Michigan (2-0) 17
15 UCLA (1-0) 18 15 Notre Dame (1-1) 12
16 Miami, FL (2-0) NR 16 Wisconsin (2-0) 18
17 Florida (1-1) 10 17 UCLA (1-0) 19
18 Washington (1-0) 19 18 Michigan St. (2-0) 22
19 Wisconsin (2-0) 20 19 Miami, FL (2-0) NR
20 Northwestern (2-0) 25 20 Florida (1-1) 9
21 Nebraska (2-0) 23 21 Nebraska (2-0) 22
22 Baylor (2-0) 24 22 TCU (1-1) 23
23 Notre Dame (1-1) 16 23 Baylor (2-0) 24
24 TCU (1-1) 25 24 Northwestern (2-0) 25
25 Michigan St. (2-0) NR 25 Ole Miss N/R

Our biggest disagreement this week comes with the Sooners. Rich dropped them a spot after their 16-7 home win against West Virginia last week and I bumped them up two spots. Perhaps it just proves that I'm a massive homer but I think the way Oklahoma's defense is playing legitimizes a #13 ranking and a bump from last week. Meanwhile, I can also see Rich's perspective with Michigan gaining a big win over Notre Dame and the unsettling nature of Oklahoma's offense. However, a win is a win and Oklahoma earned a two score victory over a conference opponent last Saturday with a nasty defense and a power running game.

What would you have done with Oklahoma in the polls after West Virginia?

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