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Oklahoma Sooners Climb To No. 5 In Coaches & AP Poll After Narrow Victory

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Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

November continues to weed out the pretenders from the contenders. Defending national champions, the Ohio State Buckeyes lost at home on a late field goal to the Michigan State Spartans while Oklahoma State failed to handle business against the Baylor Bears in front of a home crowd. The two losses left a couple of spots open in the AP and Coaches top four. Which programs made the leap?

AP Coaches
1 Clemson (55) Clemson (58)
2 Alabama (6) Alabama (5)
3 Iowa Iowa (1)
4 Notre Dame Notre Dame
5 Oklahoma Oklahoma
6 Michigan State Michigan State
7 Baylor Baylor
8 Ohio State Ohio State
9 Oklahoma State Florida
10 Florida Oklahoma State
11 North Carolina North Carolina
12 Michigan Stanford (T-12)
13 Stanford Michigan (T-12)
14 Florida State Florida State
15 TCU Navy
16 Navy TCU
17 Northwestern Northwestern
18 Oregon Oregon
19 Ole Miss Ole Miss
20 Washington State Washington State
21 Houston Houston
22 UCLA Mississippi State
23 Mississippi State UCLA
24 Toledo Temple
25 Temple Utah


Now, let's shift the focus toward the Oklahoma Sooners who escaped with a one-point victory on Saturday. Regardless, the win moved OU into the No. 5 spot just behind Notre Dame who struggled to finish Boston College. Of course, two big matchups could once again rock the top 10 as ND faces Stanford and Oklahoma faces Oklahoma State this coming weekend.

It will be interesting to see who jumps into the Top Four when the college football playoff committee releases their rankings.