No surprise as Oklahoma creeps closer in the college football playoff rankings by moving up one spot to No. 8 in the latest poll released Tuesday evening.
The Sooners, now 9-2 overall and on an eight-game winning streak, looked impressive in winning 56-28 at West Virginia.
An upset loss by Louisville at Houston allowed OU to move yet another rung on the ladder in its bid to be among the final four teams in less than two weeks.
The victory was OU’s first win against a top 25 opponent and the Mountaineers fell from No. 14 to No. 18 this week.
The Sooners are not done, however. OU’s final game, Bedlam, will mark a true top-10 battle with Oklahoma State ranked No. 10 in this week’s edition.
Neither the Sooners nor the Cowboys play this week, setting the stage for what should be an incredibly memorable Bedlam in Norman on Dec. 3.
The top four is Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson, followed by Washington, Wisconsin and Penn State.
OU sits on the sidelines this weekend, but in all reality, the only thing that can happen for the Sooners is a move up the rankings based on games between Ohio State and Michigan and a potential dangerous contest for Washington at Washington State in the Apple Cup.
OU is one of only two undefeated teams in conference among the Power 5 schools, joined with Alabama in the SEC.