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Oklahoma Sooners Football moves up to No. 9 in AP Poll

Not much changed in the top 10, but the rankings that matter will be released later this week.

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma Sooners moved up one spot to No. 9 in this week’s AP Poll. Five teams in last week’s top 10 were on a BYE, including OU. Keep in mind, the rankings that matter are compiled by the College Football Playoff committee, and that poll will be released this Tuesday at approximately 8 p.m. CT on ESPN.

Full AP Top 25

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

Other receiving votes: UCF 52, Texas 37, Indiana 27, Texas A&M 19, Oklahoma State 11, Louisiana Tech 7, Appalachian State 5, Washington 2, Pittsburgh 2, Iowa State 1, Virginia 1

Notable:

  • Both the Baylor Bears and Kansas State Wildcats rose in this week’s AP Poll. Going forward, Oklahoma needs both Big 12 teams to continue winning for resume-building purposes.
  • LSU and Alabama square off this coming weekend, as do Penn State and Minnesota. Depending on how the initial CFP rankings look later this week, the top 10 could see a sizable shake-up with two of those undefeated teams notching their first loss of the season.
  • Both Oregon and Utah remain the Pac-12’s last hopes of reaching the College Football Playoff, and after passing road tests on Saturday, they’re on a collision course to meet in the conference championship game. The Ducks and the Utes will each have the next week off.
  • With SMU losing to Memphis on Saturday, Cincinnati is currently the nation’s highest-ranked Group of Five team. If the Bearcats can run the table and win the AAC, they’ll most likely take the G5’s bid for a New Year’s 6 Bowl.

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