As the College Football Playoffs draw ever closer, there might not be a team in the nation playing better than the Oklahoma Sooners.
The Sooners are topping plenty of power rankings this week. They’re No. 2 in the most recent AP Poll, but many analysts think they’re the best team in the country. Sports Illustrated is the latest outlet to rank Oklahoma No. 1 after Week 14.
Scooby Axson compared Oklahoma to Clemson, Auburn and Wisconsin, the other three teams in SI’s top four.
“The Sooners and their top-ranked offense could put up 45 points on any of these teams,” Axsom wrote, “so their defense could be the difference between another disappointing ending and a championship. The sting of the Iowa State loss in October has returned after the Cyclones closed the season by losing three of their last four.”
A marquee matchup rematch with TCU in the Big 12 title game on Saturday might solidify Oklahoma’s claim to the number one spot.
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