The Oklahoma Sooners are ranked 11th in this week’s edition of the College Football Playoff rankings, which were released Tuesday evening. The Sooners trail four other two-loss teams, including No. 8 Texas A&M, who lost to Mississippi State on Saturday.
Here are some observations:
- I’m not entirely sure why Texas A&M dropped only four spots in these rankings after losing to a BAD team, but I’m not sure it’s going to matter. Trevor Knight is out for the season, and Jake Hubenak is incapable of running the table. If the Aggies did run they table, they’d have a strong case over some other two-loss teams, but I don’t think it’ll come to that.
- Having said all of that about Texas A&M, I think if both OU and A&M win out, OU should be ranked ahead of them. Oklahoma will have a pair of quality wins over Oklahoma State and West Virginia, and Texas A&M’s loss to MSU is worse than OU’s loss to Houston.
- I can’t say the same thing when it comes to the other two-loss teams that are ranked ahead of OU. Wisconsin has good wins and two very good losses, Auburn will have a win over Alabama (won’t happen) if they run the table, and Penn State will have a win over Ohio State.
- Okie State climbed all the way up to No. 13 in this week’s rankings, and things are setting up for a very big Bedlam matchup in December. Even if OU loses to either Baylor or West Virginia, it’s still possible that the Bedlam game will decide the Big 12.
- Two-loss Florida is absent from the top 25, and that’s how it should be. I watched that team in person on Saturday, and they are absolutely awful in most facets of the game. The crazy thing is that the Gators are probably the best team in the SEC East, and they’ll probably loss to Alabama by 50 in the SEC title game.