The Sooners, meanwhile, are now the APs No. 1 team after Miamis shaky win against Rutgers. OU picked up 42 of 74 first place votes cast among a select group of sports writers and broadcasters. The Hurricanes lost votes but retained the top spot in the coaches' poll. Ohio State is third in both rankings, while Washington State is No. 5.
Brown said his teams lofty status results from "the respect people have had for us over the years but also out of respect for OU. Theyve done a great job since our game and theyve been our only loss. It adds to the credibility that our team deserves."
Texas BCS status will certainly rise when the new rankings are released 5 p.m., Monday.