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Oklahoma Sooners rise to No. 9 in Week 13 CFP rankings

OU’s playoff hopes are still alive, but a few more dominoes will have to fall.

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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:

  1. LSU
  2. Ohio State
  3. Clemson
  4. Georgia
  5. Alabama
  6. Oregon
  7. Utah
  8. Penn State
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Minnesota
  11. Florida
  12. Wisconsin
  13. Michigan
  14. Baylor
  15. Auburn
  16. Notre Dame
  17. Iowa
  18. Memphis
  19. Cincinnati
  20. Boise State
  21. Oklahoma State
  22. Iowa State
  23. USC
  24. Appalachian State
  25. SMU

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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