The Oklahoma Sooners used a historic rally to take care of business against previously unbeaten Baylor, but that win wasn’t convincing enough for the College Football Playoff committee to supplant any of the other one-loss teams ahead of them.
Full CFP top 25 rankings below:
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Notre Dame
- Boise State
- Oklahoma State
- Iowa State
- Appalachian State
The Big 12’s playoff hopes took a hit over the weekend, but not necessarily because Baylor is no longer undefeated. Oklahoma remains the conference’s best (and most realistic) hope for a CFP berth, but the losses Texas and Kansas State both suffered diminished the Sooners’ resume as much as that exhilarating win over the Bears helped it.
Speaking of the Big 12, Iowa State is back in the rankings, which does give Oklahoma two wins over top 25 teams. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma State Cowboys continue to fly under the radar, and if both OSU and the Sooners win this weekend, Bedlam could very well be a matchup between top 20 teams.
Without any major upsets over the weekend, the CFP rankings’ top seven remains unchanged going into Week 13. This Saturday, the key games to keep an eye on if you’re an Oklahoma fan will be Penn State at Ohio State and Oregon at Arizona State. If the Buckeyes and Sun Devils are victorious, and if the Sooners hold serve against TCU, expect another rise in OU’s ranking going into Rivalry Week.
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