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Oklahoma Sooners projected to be #1 in BCS Standings

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LAWRENCE, KS - OCTOBER 15:  Head coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners watches from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on October 15, 2011 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
LAWRENCE, KS - OCTOBER 15: Head coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners watches from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on October 15, 2011 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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UPDATE:  Obviously Mr. Edwards is as good at his job as most other ESPiN employees as you've surely seen that OU was not in fact #1 in the initial BCS standings but rather #3.  Job well done Brad!

The first BCS standings are expected to be released later today and surprisingly (we'll get to that in a sec) our Oklahoma Sooners are projected to be in that #1 spot according to BCS "guru" Brad Edwards.  I say surprise because heading into the games yesterday, Edwards had OU at #3 behind the two "chosen ones" Alabama and LSU.  So somehow OU's win, and a somewhat lackluster one at that, against Kansas gives them enough to jump both the SEC favorites?  Now I love my Sooners like no other, but I'm not sure even by biased self follows that logic.  

Maybe the powers that be are just doing it so they can drop our Sooners from that #1 ranking as well, like they did in the AP Poll, even if OU keeps winning.  Probably a bit of a reach on my part, but a guy can have a good conspiracy theory can't he?

Anyway, being #1 is what the goal for this team is every year but it also provides the proverbial 'target on your back' that this team has struggled with at times in the past.  So it goes without saying that if they do in fact have that stigma when the standings are released later today, it will be monumental to avoid a let down performance in the coming weeks against a Texas Tech (not so worried about this one given it's in Norman) and a very surprising K-State squad.