Several writers around the country apparently don’t like the Sooners. Despite pummeling Baylor and having their QB account for seven touchdowns, Oklahoma lost ground in Sunday’s AP Poll, dropping a spot for a second straight week despite earning a victory.
Meanwhile, the love affair with the Mountaineers continues, as WVU jumped three spots and into the top ten after jumping out to a big lead early and holding on late against Texas Tech, who saw their one week run as being a top 25 team come to a disappointing end. Texas rose to 19th, setting up a top 20 showdown with OU at next weekend’s Red River Showdown, which will be the site of ESPN’s College Game Day (which is probably beyond excited to have the Longhorns relevant once again). Oklahoma State also climbed back into the rankings, sitting pretty at 25 after defeating Kansas.
The Horned Frogs remain in the receiving votes category, but are still far out of making the cut - with a bye week, they will likely have a tough climb back into the rankings in the month of October.
Around the country, Ohio State leapt Clemson into the third spot after the worst fourth down play call in the history of college football gave them a win in Happy Valley last night, LSU held at #5, and Notre Dame took over at six after beating then #7 - now #14 - Stanford at home. Auburn (#8) and Washington (#10) round out the top ten. Undefeated teams UCF (#12), Kentucky (#13), Colorado (#21), and NC State (#23) continue to trail teams with a loss.