Oklahoma Sooners move up one spot to 6th in AP Poll

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When Oklahoma kicked off their game against Kent State, there had to be some level of anxiousness considering two other schools in the top 10 had already lost to unranked Group of Five teams. And at home. Oklahoma experienced a shaky start on a day when shaky starts turned into historic upsets for top 10 teams.

The Sooners started as if it was at the forefront of their brain and only led 7-3 heading into halftime.

In the second half, they put their foot on the gas and zoomed right past the Golden Flashes to win 33-3.

Oklahoma avoided a fate suffered by Notre Dame and Texas A&M. Both suffered huge drops in the AP Poll released Sunday afternoon.

Similarly to the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll, Brent Venables’ Sooners rose one spot from seventh to sixth.

Ahead of them sit the Georgia Bulldogs at number one, the Alabama Crimson Tide at number two, Ohio State, Michigan, and Venables’ old team, the Clemson Tigers round out the top five.

Behind the Sooners to round out the top 10 are Lincoln Riley’s USC Trojans at No. 7, in-state rival Oklahoma State, Mark Stoops’ Kentucky Wildcats, and at number ten, the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Oklahoma is in an excellent position in the rankings as they wrap up their non-conference schedule with a trip to long-time foe Nebraska. This game has all the makings of a contest that won’t be easy, considering Nebraska just fired head coach Scott Frost. Frost underperformed his entire tenure with the Cornhuskers. These moves have a way of galvanizing a team. Expect Nebraska’s best effort next Saturday.

The Baylor Bears lost on the road to BYU Saturday night and dropped from ninth to seventeenth. At the same time, Texas stayed firm at No. 21 after missing a chance to knock off the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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Everything Brent Venables had to say following Oklahoma's win over Kent State

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