In a world where College Football Playoff rankings reign supreme, Oklahoma has been among the nation’s most prominent programs.
Since the College Football Playoff was introduced ahead of the 2014 season, the Sooners have been listed in the playoff rankings for an impressive 19 total weeks, which is tied with Florida State for the fourth-most of any program in the country. Only Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State have been featured more often, with each being included in the playoff rankings for a total of 21 weeks to date.
When it comes to the Big 12 and the conference’s playoff aspirations, though, no team has been more relevant than Oklahoma.
TCU has been included in the playoff rankings for a total of 17 weeks, which ranks No. 2 in the Big 12. Baylor and Oklahoma State have each been included for 14 weeks, while West Virginia (8), Kansas State (7) and Iowa State (2) have been ranked, as well.
Texas, Texas Tech and Kansas have never appeared in a College Football Playoff ranking.
Now nearing the fourth ever College Football Playoff, Oklahoma remains as the only Big 12 team to have actually made a playoff appearance. The Sooners were included in 2015 prior to falling to Clemson in the semifinals, 31-17.
If all goes as planned, Oklahoma will add three more weeks to its playoff ranking total before the season ends, and more specifically, earn its second College Football Playoff appearance in three years.
The Sooners are currently ranked No. 5 ahead of a Big 12 showdown with No. 6 TCU on Saturday.
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