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Oklahoma Sooners Football: OU moves up to No. 9 in AP and Coaches Polls

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Four losses by top ten helped the Sooners climb back into the playoff race

Oklahoma v Texas Photo by Richard W. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Oklahoma knew it would need some help if it wanted to climb back into the College Football Playoff race. Four top ten upsets this weekend gave them exactly that. Clemson, Washington, Washington State and Auburn all fell to unranked opponents and opened the door for the Sooners to work their way back into the playoff discussion. The upsets coupled with OU’s 29-24 victory over Texas helped the Sooners move up three spots to No. 9 in both the AP and Coaches polls.

The Big 12 has four teams featured in this week’s top 25, including three teams in the top ten. TCU, who remained unbeaten with a win over Kansas State, jumped all the way up to No. 4, Oklahoma State came in just behind OU at No. 4 and West Virginia reentered the poll at No. 23.

AP Poll

  1. Alabama (61)
  2. Penn State
  3. Georgia
  4. TCU
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Ohio State
  7. Clemson
  8. Miami
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Oklahoma State
  11. USC
  12. Washington
  13. Notre Dame
  14. Virginia Tech
  15. Washington State
  16. South Florida
  17. North Carolina State
  18. Michigan State
  19. Michigan
  20. UCF
  21. Auburn
  22. Stanford
  23. West Virginia
  24. LSU
  25. Memphis

Amway Coaches Poll

  1. Alabama (63)
  2. Penn State
  3. Georgia
  4. TCU
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Ohio State
  7. Miami
  8. Clemson
  9. Oklahoma
  10. USC
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Washington
  13. USF
  14. Virginia Tech
  15. Michigan
  16. Notre Dame
  17. North Carolina State
  18. Washington State
  19. Michigan State
  20. UCF
  21. Auburn
  22. Stanford
  23. West Virginia
  24. Texas A&M
  25. LSU

The Sooners travel to Manhattan to take on Kansas State this Saturday at 3 p.m. CT on Fox. The broadcast crew will be Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft.