Ever since Oklahoma and Ohio State agreed to play each other, two fan bases have gone back and forth about which program was more prestigious.
Both didn’t deny the programs deserve to be in the same conversation, and now we know even more of what that means as Ohio State was ranked No. 1 all-time and OU No. 2 in a release by the Associated Press on Tuesday afternoon.
The study factored in the number of times ranked in the top 25 poll, No. 1 rankings and extra points were given for national championships. OU holds the 7-5 edge on the Buckeyes in that department, while Ohio State has the edge with having two since OU’s last one in 2000.
Notre Dame, Alabama and USC rounded out the top five, while the next Big 12 member is Texas at No. 8.
Here’s a detailed breakdown of why the AP has the Buckeyes No. 1 and the Sooners No. 2. The two will meet up Sept. 17 in Norman. For full list, click here.