Oklahoma football: Sooners up to No. 10 in College Football Playoff rankings

Oklahoma football moved up three spots, to No. 10, in the Week 13 College Football Playoff rankings.

The Sooners (10-1, 7-1) were the beneficiaries of blowout losses by Oregon and Michigan State, both ranked 3 and 7, respectively, in last week’s CFP rankings.

With a Bedlam matchup on Saturday between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, the Sooners have the opportunity to climb even further in the rankings if they are able to upset No. 7 Oklahoma State on the road in Stillwater.

Three Big 12 teams are ranked in the top 10 in this week’s CFP rankings, tying the SEC with the most teams ranked in the top 10. Besides No. 7 Oklahoma State, Baylor is ranked No. 9, just ahead of the Sooners.

With Oregon losing 38-7 last weekend at Utah, Cincinnati moved into the No. 4 spot this week in the rankings. Georgia, with a perfect 11-0 record, remains the top seed at No. 1. Ohio State replaced Alabama at No. 2 with the Crimson Tide slipping to No. 3.

This is the third from the last CFP rankings for the 2021 season, and with a couple of top-10 matchups this weekend the will be additional chaos heading into championship week, following which the final rankings will be released on Sunday, Dec. 5.

The past four seasons, beginning with the most recent, Oklahoma has finished sixth, fourth, fourth, and second in the final CFP rankings.

Oregon was the biggest mover this week and not in a positive way. The Ducks fell eight spots and eliminated any chance of the Pac-12 champion making it into the playoff. Michigan State’s hopes of making the playoff also took a fatal hit with the Spartans dropping five spots following a 56-7 embarrassment to Ohio State.