Oklahoma Sooners stay put in new AP poll

AP Poll

Aug 31, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Corey Nelson (7) and Sooners linebacker Frank Shannon (20) tackles UL Monroe Warhawks quarterback Kolton Browning (15) during the first quarter at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Despite an impressive defensive showing, the Oklahoma Sooners stayed in 16th place in the first AP poll of the college football season. Likewise, the Oklahoma State Cowboys didn’t budge in the college football rankings either, remaining in 13th place.

The Alabama Crimson Tide held steady in first place, while the Oregon Ducks and Ohio State Buckeyes flip-flopped positions. The biggest move in this week’s college football rankings saw the Clemson Tigers jump into fourth place, the highest ranking in 25 years for the school. Clemson knocked off the Georgia Bulldogs, who fell to 11th.

Other Big 12 schools in the AP poll Top 25 include the Texas Longhorns at 15th, still sitting one spot higher than the Sooners, newcomer Baylor Bears at 23rd and TCU Horned Frogs, who dropped to 24th after a tough loss to the LSU Tigers.

The AP Poll College Football Rankings – Week 1

1. Alabama
2. Oregon
3. Ohio State
4. Clemson
5. Stanford
6. South Carolina
7. Texas A&M
8. Louisville
9. LSU
10. Florida State
11. Georgia
12. Florida
13. Oklahoma State
14. Notre Dame
15. Texas
16. Oklahoma
17. Michigan
18. UCLA
19. Northwestern
20. Washington
21. Wisconsin
22. Nebraska
23. Baylor
24. TCU
25. USC

 

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Source: SI

Topics: Oklahoma Sooners

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