Oklahoma football: Sooners move back into top 10 in AP, Coaches polls

The Oklahoma football win over Iowa State on Saturday has the Sooners moving back in an upward trajectory in the national rankings after suffering their first loss of the season a week ago at Baylor.

The Sooners are ranked 10th this week in the Associated Press Top 25, up two spots from No. 12. Oklahoma got an even more favorable bounce, to No. 9, in the Week 13 Coaches Poll.

Oklahoma is still the lowest ranked one-loss team among Power Five schools. and two two-loss teams (Baylor and Ole Miss) are ranked ahead of the Sooners in the AP poll. Ole Miss is the only two-loss team ahead of OU in the Coaches Poll.

The Big 12 is tied with the SEC, each with three teams in the top 10 of both polls. Oklahoma State is up two spots, to No. 7, this week in both polls. That sets up a top-10 primetime battle in the Big 12 next weekend when OU and Oklahoma State face off in Stillwater in what could be a preview of the Big 12 Championship.

Oklahoma and Baylor switch off in the 9 and 10 spots in the two weekly polls. Baylor holds down the No. 9 spot in the AP poll, recognizing the Bears win head-to-head over OU, and the Sooners sit  No. 9 just ahead of Baylor in the Coaches Poll.

The biggest mover this week was Oregon, which dropped from No. 3 in the Coaches Poll and No. 4 in the AP poll to No. 11 this week in both polls.

Oklahoma will probably move up in the College Football Playoff as well thanks to blowout  losses by Oregon and Michigan State and is in position to move up further in all three major polls if the Sooners can take care of business on Saturday against No. 7 Oklahoma State.