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Oklahoma Sooners Football: OU Ranked 3rd in ESPN Power Rankings

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Sooners trail Alabama and Clemson in ESPN’s preseason rankings

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ESPN released their preseason College Football Power Rankings on Monday, and the Sooners come in at No. 3. As I said with OU’s No. 3 ranking in the Amway Coaches Poll, this is the appropriate spot for the Sooners. They have no business being ahead of Bama or Clemson, but deserve to be ranked ahead of everyone else. None of this matters, or course, but it shows that the national perception of the program has recovered since this time last year.

The rankings are based on a combination of the Football Power Index (which I don’t think anyone truly understands) and ESPN’s pundits.

Per ESPN:

Bad puns aside, the OU preview section includes analysis from Brad Edwards and Phil Steele as well as a win probability for each game this season.

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