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NCAA Football Rankings | Three Big XII Schools Found In Top Ten Of Coaches Poll

Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

The rankings that ultimately trump the AP & Coaches Poll debut on Tuesday after the committee decides which programs make the initial cut. However, the month of November plays hosts to more than a handful of top match ups with results shifting the landscape drastically. How will it all shake out before the final four take a stand? We'll have to wait and see. Until then, here are the current rankings.

AP Coaches
1 Ohio State (39) Ohio State (48)
2 Baylor (6) Baylor (9)
3 Clemson (6) TCU (4)
4 LSU (5) LSU (1)
5 TCU (4) Clemson (2)
6 Michigan State Michigan State
7 Alabama (1) Alabama
8 Notre Dame Stanford
9 Stanford Notre Dame
10 Iowa Oklahoma State
11 Florida Iowa
12 Oklahoma State Florida
13 Utah Oklahoma
14 Oklahoma Utah
15 Memphis Florida State
16 Michigan Memphis
17 Florida State Michigan
18 Houston Houston
19 Ole Miss Ole Miss
20 Toledo Toledo
21 North Carolina North Carolina
23 Temple Temple
24 Mississippi State Texas A&M
25 Texas A&M Mississippi State

At first look, the Oklahoma Sooners possess an outside shot of making the playoff. Needing a bit of help, strength of schedule certainly plays a factor and OU is staring down three top ten opponents over the next four weeks. Can the Sooners run the gauntlet unscathed?