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Oklahoma Sooners stay put at No. 5 in College Football Playoff rankings

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Oklahoma stayed at No. 5 this week, but there’s plenty of potential for movement before next Tuesday.

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Plenty of drama occurred this past weekend in college football, but nothing bad happened to anyone ahead of the Oklahoma Sooners. Therefore, the Sooners stayed put at No. 5 in the College Football Playoff rankings.

  1. Georgia
  2. Alabama
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Clemson
  5. Oklahoma
  6. TCU
  7. Miami
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Washington
  10. Auburn
  11. USC
  12. Michigan State
  13. Ohio State
  14. Penn State
  15. Oklahoma State
  16. Mississippi State
  17. Virginia Tech
  18. UCF
  19. Washington State
  20. Iowa
  21. Iowa State
  22. Memphis
  23. NC State
  24. LSU
  25. Northwestern

With both teams earning wins this past weekend, Oklahoma and TCU are heading for a big-time battle in Norman. The winner of that game will have yet another quality win and will likely control its own College Football Playoff destiny.

In the short term, it appears that the playoff committee chose not to penalize Oklahoma for allowing 52 points, and that’s how it probably should be. Was it embarrassing? Yeah, a little. Does this look like a championship-calibur defense at this point. Of course not. But this team will have plenty of opportunities to prove itself in the coming weeks, so they’re right to just let it take care of itself. If the Sooners pick up a win against a team that has the No. 6 defense in the country, there likely won’t be a shortage of national respect for this team.