And this is where the dream ends. Lack of chaos sees, for the first time this year, Oklahoma not rise in the latest college football playoff rankings released Tuesday evening.
OU, who was No. 8 last week, actually dropped a spot to No. 9 with Colorado making the leap based on the Buffs’ overall body of work.
So with the playoff drama out the window, it’s clear Saturday’s Bedlam matchup is for the Big 12 conference championship and all the bragging rights.
Oklahoma State stands pat at No. 10.
Perhaps the most intriguing part of the rankings came in the lower half with Auburn ranked No. 14 and Florida No. 15. The Gators can obviously make the leap by beating Alabama in the SEC championship game, but as it stands, Auburn would get the nod.
This is important because it is already contractually stipulated that the highest-ranked Big 12 and SEC teams not in the playoff will matchup in the Sugar Bowl.
As of today, that would mean the ultra-rare War Eagle vs. Boomer Sooner in the Bayou.