Oklahoma Sooners remain as the top team in the country

Despite loss to Iowa State, the Sooners remain No. 1 in the AP poll; fall to No. 2 in the coaches poll

A Monday night loss to Iowa State didn't matter one week later.

The Oklahoma Sooners remained the No. 1 team in the AP poll despite an 82-77 loss in Ames, Iowa last Monday. Oklahoma followed that with a thorough domination of then-No. 13 Baylor on Saturday.

Oklahoma was ranked No. 2 in the coaches poll. 

The Sooners are ranked No. 1 for the second week in a row after going nearly 26 years without the No. 1 ranking. Oklahoma has never been ranked No. 1 for three consecutive weeks. Oklahoma earned 36 of the 65 total first-place votes and remained just six points ahead of North Carolina.

The Big 12 Conference scored two teams in the top-five, three teams in the top-10 and five teams in the top-20.

Oklahoma will defend its No. 1 ranking this week against Texas Tech on Tuesday and at LSU on Saturday. Tuesday's game will mark only the third time that Oklahoma has ever played as the No. 1 team at home.


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