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    Oklahoma is 3-3 and still ranked in the Top 25? Seriously?

    Can someone please explain this to me? I don't care who they lost to, there are probably 10 other teams out there that deserve their spot. Unbelievable.



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    Re: Oklahoma is 3-3 and still ranked in the Top 25? Seriously?

    Polls are worthless. Give me a playoff!



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    Re: Oklahoma is 3-3 and still ranked in the Top 25? Seriously?

    The media saw this coming when they did their initial rankings. If they took them out now they'd look silly.



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    Re: Oklahoma is 3-3 and still ranked in the Top 25? Seriously?

    Consider their losses - BYU, Miami, and Texas. Two of those three are currently in the top 10, and BYU was for a short stint. Not only that, they were not blown out of any one of those games. I know many Cyclone fans are xenophobic to all things not Cyclone, but seriously, Oklahoma is still a top 25 team, even though they're sitting at .500 right now.


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    Re: Oklahoma is 3-3 and still ranked in the Top 25? Seriously?

    Heh. Color me surprised.



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    Re: Oklahoma is 3-3 and still ranked in the Top 25? Seriously?

    I'd say OU is still a Top 10 team with a sub-Top 25 record. Looking at the Top 10 I'd still predict them to win at the very least six of those games.



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    Re: Oklahoma is 3-3 and still ranked in the Top 25? Seriously?

    Even with Bradford out for the rest of the season?



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    Re: Oklahoma is 3-3 and still ranked in the Top 25? Seriously?

    Sorry, this is just no good. They shouldn't be there.


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    Re: Oklahoma is 3-3 and still ranked in the Top 25? Seriously?

    I put a lot of emphasis on strength of schedule, and they've played a tough one. I don't mind them in the top 25, though I do think that the official polls shouldn't be released until week 4 or 5, because the rankings confer advantages on those ranked high based on pure speculation.



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    Re: Oklahoma is 3-3 and still ranked in the Top 25? Seriously?

    Just remember, these are based on voting of coaches & press. I'm sure the voting is often based on whether the voter thinks that in actuallity, the team is one of the 25 best in the country, regardless of wins/losses. Voters probably justify this by looking at who Oklahoma has lost to.

    Frankly, I don't care whether the sooners are ranked; for the most part, these things are straightened out by the end of the year.

    If you go by wins/losses alone, no way should they be ranked and Iowa deserves to be #6. If you subjectively look at teams and rank them, Oklahoma could be ranked even higher than 25 and Iowa probably isn't the 6th best team in the country.

    It should all play out in the end......more than likely!



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    Re: Oklahoma is 3-3 and still ranked in the Top 25? Seriously?

    the only teams that have beat them were top ranked teams



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    Re: Oklahoma is 3-3 and still ranked in the Top 25? Seriously?

    same thing happened with michigan a few years back they were 6-5 and were ranked in the top 25 still



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    Re: Oklahoma is 3-3 and still ranked in the Top 25? Seriously?

    Why wouldn't Oklahoma be deserving of a top-25 ranking? Very, very few teams in the country have played a schedule as difficult as theirs. They lost close games to top ten teams Miami and Texas and another close game to a top 20 team in BYU.

    I couldn't care one twit what their overall record is. They clearly are a top-25 team. Those who think they shouldn't be, obviously didn't watch their game against Texas on Saturday. That Oklahoma defense is very good. Offensively they may struggle some without Bradford, but I don't see too many Big 12 teams remaining on their schedule who will beat them. They may be 3-3 now, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least that a month and a half from now they are sitting at 9-3.

    Oklahoma will put a spanking to most of the teams they face from here on out. Oklahoma State will probably play them tough, as may Texas Tech. Other than that, I don't see anyone else on their schedule that can compete with them (the way Nebraska's offense isn't performing, I see that as a comfortable win for the Sooners).



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    Re: Oklahoma is 3-3 and still ranked in the Top 25? Seriously?

    OU is very much a top 25 team. You mean to tell me they aren't better than say Kansas, Ole Miss, South Florida, Nebraska, West Virginia, etc? Those are the teams either just in the top 25 or on the cusp receiving votes. It's more of an outrage that Nebraska is still receiving 52 votes.



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    Re: Oklahoma is 3-3 and still ranked in the Top 25? Seriously?

    i can see it at the end of the season, when theyre 9-3 and won out, but until then, no


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