OU comes in at No. 5 in Coaches, No. 6 in AP

NORMAN, Okla. — The first shakeup in the 2011 season left OU basically unchanged, as the Sooners dropped a spot in the AP Poll but held steady in the Coaches.

OU checks in at No. 6 in the latest edition of the AP, with the Top 5 of Alabama, LSU, Oregon, Florida State and Georgia in front of them, respectively.

South Carolina, West Virginia, Stanford and Clemson round out the rest of the Top 10 behind them.

In the Coaches Poll it's an almost identical Top 10, but with the Sooners and Bulldogs in opposite spots.

Alabama, LSU, Oregon and Florida State are ahead of the Sooners, who stand at fifth, while Georgia, West Virginia, South Carolina, Clemson and Texas round out the Top 10 there.

The Crimson Tide have a virtual unanimity at No. 1 in both polls, with 58 AP votes for the top spot and 54 in the Coaches Poll.

LSU has the rest, including five in the Coaches Poll and two in the AP.

With Oklahoma State's reemergence, the Big 12 has six teams in the Coaches Poll, including those three in the Top 10.

After OU, West Virginia and Texas are No. 13 Kansas State, No. 16 TCU and No. 25 Oklahoma State.

The Big 12 has five in the AP, with OU and West Virginia both inside the Top 10, plus 12th-ranked Texas, 15th-ranked Kansas State and 17th-ranked TCU.

Next week, of course, will now feature a Top 15 showdown between the Sooners and Wildcats at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

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