The first of the major preseason rankings are out and we’re not talking Phil Steele or Athlon. The Buddy Poll, also referred to as the Coaches Poll, released on Friday with the Sooners sitting at #3. I think that it’s a bit unrealistic to have expected OU to be #1. The question now we’re faced with is did
By way of being the defending national champions the Florida Gators should be atop every poll until someone knocks them off. When you have teams returning core nucleuses like the Sooners, Gators and Longhorns have then the way the previous season ended absolutely should play a factor in the preseason polls. The Longhorns ended their season with a lackluster 24-21 win over
So now we’re faced with the question of whether OU deserves the #3 spot. The answer is a simple and resounding, absolutely! USC stands behind
So back to
Starting the season at #3 is just enough to give the Sooners that confident swagger of a top ranking while leaving a chip on their shoulders and leaving room for improvement. I say it’s a good spot.