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Oklahoma Sooners Football: OU Tumbles to No. 13 in Coaches Poll, No. 14 in AP Poll

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In other news, the Longhorns are No. 11 in the AP Poll

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The USA Today and Associated Press released their polls on Tuesday, and the Sooners have fallen to No. 13 and No. 14, respectively, after their loss to Houston. The Cougars have moved to No. 6 in the AP Poll and No. 7 in the Coaches Poll, and deservedly so.

Amway Coaches Poll

  1. Alabama (62)
  2. Clemson (2)
  3. Florida State
  4. Ohio State
  5. Stanford
  6. Michigan
  7. Houston
  8. Michigan State
  9. Georgia
  10. Iowa
  11. Washington
  12. TCU
  13. Oklahoma
  14. Tennessee
  15. Louisville
  16. Wisconsin
  17. Oklahoma State
  18. Ole Miss
  19. Baylor
  20. Texas
  21. Notre Dame
  22. LSU
  23. Oregon
  24. Texas A&M
  25. Florida

AP Top 25

  1. Alabama (54)
  2. Clemson (2)
  3. Florida State (4)
  4. Ohio State
  5. Michigan (1)
  6. Houston
  7. Stanford
  8. Washington
  9. Georgia
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Texas
  12. Michigan State
  13. Louisville
  14. Oklahoma
  15. TCU
  16. Iowa
  17. Tennessee
  18. Notre Dame
  19. Ole Miss
  20. Texas A&M
  21. LSU
  22. Oklahoma State
  23. Baylor
  24. Oregon
  25. Miami (FL)

The most eye-popping part of all of this is obviously Texas’ No. 11 ranking in the AP Poll after being unranked in the preseason poll. And I kind of get it - you shouldn’t let your preseason prediction hold too much weight after you’ve actually seen a team in action. But No. 11? Not too sure about that one, guys. Some of you are likely saying that Texas is getting special treatment from the media for being Texas, and you may have a legitimate gripe (especially when you look at the ranking disparity between the two polls). I for one believe media members are just as prone to being slaves of the moment as the average fan, so I'd just chalk it up to that.

As far as OU is concerned, the drop isn’t too bad. I mean, look at what happened to LSU!