With a weak opponent for the Sooners and no big upsets in college football, it was a pretty uneventful week for OU as far as the polls were concerned. Oklahoma has fallen from No. 13 to No. 14 in the Amway Coaches Poll and have stayed put at No. 14 in the AP Poll.
In the Coaches Poll, The Sooners were surpassed by Wisconsin and Louisville while passing TCU. OU passed Georgia in the AP Poll, but they were also leapfrogged by Iowa.
Here are some thoughts on the meaningless polls:
- The Hawkeyes passed OU in the AP poll after blowing out a shitty football team. I get that it was a rivalry game that has been close over the years, but come on.
- Also in the AP Poll, Clemson fell from No. 2 to No. 5 after an unimpressive victory over Troy, and Georgia dropped from No. 9 to No. 16 after a similar victory over Nicholls (formerly Nicholls State). The AP voters are known for being more fickle than the voting coaches (or SIDs), which can likely be attributed to the fact that the AP voters actually watch the games before voting.
- Louisville jumped from No. 15 to No. 10 in the Coaches Poll with an impressive performance by Lamar Jackson against a bad Syracuse team. I think he’s a phenomenal player, but I’m of the opinion that his Heisman odds are gonna take a major blow next weekend.
- OU will host the No. 3 team in the AP Poll next weekend, as Ohio State moved up to No. 3 because of Clemson’s drop.
- Michigan is still getting that No. 1 vote in the AP Poll. Nice to see that the Upper Manhattan voter from the 1930’s is still sticking to his guns.