Oklahoma Sooners rejoin the Top 10 in latest AP Top 25 poll

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After putting the clamps on a tough and scrappy Iowa State team they’ve had problems with over the last few years, the Oklahoma Sooners walked out victors on Saturday afternoon.

Michigan State and Oregon were routed, making Oklahoma’s close win feel that much better, and cracks the door to get back into the College Football Playoff picture.

It ended up being a favorable weekend for Oklahoma as they see themselves move up in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. With the Sooners win and losses by the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans, Oklahoma rose from 12th in the polls to 10th.

It’s a small jump numerically but the implications are enormous considering how the rest of the poll shakes out. The Georgia Bulldogs remain steadfast at number one, while Ohio State leapfrogged Alabama after the Buckeyes decimated the Michigan State Spartans in a matchup of top 10 teams.

Alabama moves to three after narrowly escaping the Arkansas Razorbacks at home while Cincinnati finds itself at four after beating SMU and former Oklahoma quarterback Tanner Mordecai. Notre Dame and Michigan are five and six respectively while Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, and Baylor round out the Top 9.

The stage is now set for one of the biggest Bedlam matchups in recent memory. Two top 10 schools from the state of Oklahoma getting ready to play for first place in the Big 12.

A win by Oklahoma gives them their first top 10 win of the year and would lock them in to a spot to play the Oklahoma State Cowboys again in Arlington, Texas for the Big 12 title.

The AP Poll is far from an indicator as to how the College Football Playoff rankings play out but if the Sooners were able to land at 10 in the CFP rankings it would only make the dim flame on Oklahoma’s CFP chances become bigger and brighter.

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