For the first time since the college football playoff rankings have been released the last five weeks, Oklahoma did not move up this week. And that’s OK.
The Sooners, whose regular season is complete, come in once again at No. 3 in the latest poll released Tuesday evening.
Clemson and Alabama are the top two teams, followed by OU, Iowa, Michigan State and Ohio State rounding out the top six.
OU’s major Bedlam win at Oklahoma State helped the Sooners stand pat but was not enough to have OU make the jump to No. 2, which some people were wondering.
OU earned one more top-25 win with the inclusion of Tennessee in the latest poll. The Vols, now 8-4, are ranked No. 25.
OU’s resume speaks for itself with wins on the road against No. 25 Tennessee, No. 17 Oklahoma State and No. 12 Baylor. TCU is now OU’s best win of the season as the Horned Frogs have now made the jump to No. 11.
OU has won seven consecutive games and earned its ninth Big 12 championship under coach Bob Stoops in the 58-23 win against the Cowboys.
The Sooners, 11-1, seem absolutely locked in the playoff with the only questions being against who and where will it happen. With No. 4 Iowa playing No. 5 Michigan State in the B1G championship game Saturday night, it’s possible OU could fall to No. 4.
Then again, all chaos could break out as well if No. 1 Clemson loses to No. 10 North Carolina in the ACC championship game or if No. 2 Alabama is knocked off by No. 18 Florida in the SEC title game.
Following all the craziness Saturday, the official rankings will be released Sunday, and OU and its fans will know exactly where the Sooners are headed Dec. 31.