Hello once again, Sooner Nation! The new College Football Playoff rankings were unveiled last night and many fans are perplexed about the playoff committee’s logic. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma Sooners football team is in the middle of Kansas week. Overall, this weekend’s slate of football games doesn’t quite measure up to last weekend, but there’s still some potential for drama. Additionally, the college basketball season is now fully underway. The 1-0 OU men’s basketball squad hosts 0-1 Ball State tonight at 7, so you’ll definitely want to catch that game if you have not yet seen the Sooners ball out on the court. Here are more of the details for watching the game:
In today’s Hot Links, we’ve got lots of fallout from the release of the latest College Football Playoff rankings, a scenario where OU wins out and still gets left out of the top four, and an easy way to make five bucks if you’re the betting type.
- In case you missed it, the latest College Football Playoff Rankings were released last night. OU moved up one spot to number 4. It isn’t what most of us expected, but I firmly believe the Sooners still control their own destiny.
- I tried not to get too worked up over the rankings this week, but after reading this, I just about lost my mind. Clearly Kirby and the gang are not aware of “things that transpire.”
- The inaccuracies and inconsistencies are beyond absurd at this point. This is the least amount of faith I’ve had in the fairness of this committee since its inception. The arguments are so obvious they almost shouldn’t even be argued. Whatever.
I followed up with Hocutt about Kelly Bryant. Noted that he was hobbled w an ankle injury coming into the Syracuse game and then left with a concussion ... Bryant came back healthy after the bye week & Clemson has won every game since. Whereas OU had no such circumstance vs. ISU.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 15, 2017
If we are gonna play this game:— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) November 15, 2017
-OU lost its top WR & RB in the 1st quarter vs. Iowa State
-Clemson lost its QB 1-minute before halftime, trailing 17-14. Game was already in jeopardy.
-OU led 14-0.
This makes me miss BCS computers. https://t.co/MVltICGmak
- Is there a scenario in which the Sooners could actually win out and miss the playoffs? Good gravy! That would be a travesty, but it’s not as quite unfathomable as you might think. Still think we’re okay, though.
- So Rodney Anderson rides a skateboard to class, and a $100 bet on Baker Mayfield to win the Heisman can win you... five bucks. I sure do like this team a lot.
- Former player and current recruiting staff member Eric Striker talks about his part in the hype videos OU’s media team has been releasing throughout the season. His narration is always on point, and that gives the videos the right amount of juice to get us all going.
- Oklahoma center Jamuni McNeace has added more muscle to his frame, which has translated into more power around the rim.
- Have you guys checked out the series on Oklahoma’s Heisman winners currently being run by the OU Daily? If not, you should. Here’s the most recent installment, which profiles Billy Sims.
- There is a lot of smoke surrounding this one. It would be shocking to find out if this vehicle was impermissibly acquired. In the world of college basketball? No way this stuff happens, right?
Billy Preston will not play tonight vs. Kentucky. Coach Bill Self’s full statement: pic.twitter.com/6gTo8OlSM8— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) November 15, 2017
- Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long, who hired football Bret Bielema five years ago, is reportedly parting ways with the school. This could spell trouble for Bielema this offseason, whose declining Razorbacks are in danger of missing out on a bowl game with a current record of 4-6. He was already probably done, but this pretty much seals the deal.
- These would really be throwbacks if they keep the facemasks off for the game. Also, they wouldn’t be regulation, so there’s that.
- TCU QB Kenny Hill, linebackers Travin Howard and Montrel Wilson, and safety Niko Small are all listed as questionable this week against Texas Tech. Coach Gary Patterson also confirmed that RB Darius Anderson is out for the season with a leg injury. This is significant because the Horned Frogs may need to win out to make the conference championship game (barring an unexpected OSU loss to K-State), and if they do, injuries could play a major role in the outcome of that game.
- Iowa State hasn’t lost a fumble this season, and if the Cyclones finish the season without losing a fumble, they will become the first team to ever do that. Since we’re talking about it, I guess it’ll happen now. Oops.
- This is just too savage:
“STICK TO SPORTS!”
- Looks like it’s time to get super cereal about breakfast:
Three words that will change your life: Cinnamon Roll Cereal pic.twitter.com/OiELXNFrCq— Cinnabon (@Cinnabon) November 15, 2017
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