Oklahoma came in at No. 5 in the College Football Playoff rankings in Week 11.
The Sooners only rank behind Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson after boosting their resume over the weekend with a 62-52 win at Oklahoma State. They remain the highest-ranked Big 12 team, one spot ahead of No. 6 TCU.
— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 8, 2017
Last week’s debate over whether Oklahoma should be ranked ahead of Ohio State is irrelevant for the time being after the Buckeyes suffered their second loss of the year, a 55-24 defeat at Iowa on Saturday.
Between Ohio State and Oklahoma State, Oklahoma now boasts two quality wins on the season, both on the road. ESPN ranks the Sooners the No. 4 overall in Strength of Record. The only thing holding Oklahoma back is the rest of its schedule so far. Outside of those two wins, the Sooners have beaten just one team that currently has a winning record. That’s Kansas State at 5-4.
However, they have a chance for yet another big win this week when they host No. 6 TCU. Then they’ll host a resurgent West Virginia team in their season finale, and then they could have a chance at another big victory in the Big 12 Championship Game on Dec. 2.
TCU-Oklahoma is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday on FOX.
The post College Football Playoff rankings: Oklahoma ranked No. 5 appeared first on Diehards.
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.