The Sooners are on top of the coaches poll and No. 3 in the AP Poll, but despite the coaches poll being the one of the two to factor into the BCS formula, LSU and Alabama are projected to top the initial BCS rankings of 2011.
Oklahoma shouldn't be too worried: either the Tigers or Crimson Tide will lose the two teams' SEC clash, and the Sooners should still be in position to make the BCS National Championship Game if they can run the table and win the Big 12. But the same might be true for Oklahoma State (No. 6 AP/No. 6 coaches), which could vault up the rankings by upsetting the Sooners at year's end.
Other ranked Big 12 teams include undefeated Kansas State (No. 12 AP/No. 16 coaches) and Texas A&M (No. 17 AP/No. 18 coaches), which routed Baylor and knocked the Bears out of the rankings. Texas also fell out of the polls after its loss to Oklahoma State.
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