For the second week in a row, the state of Oklahoma is home to two AP top 10 football teams.
Oklahoma State (3-0) floated up to No. 6 following it’s dismantling of the Pittsburg Panthers at Heinz Field. The move for the Cowboys isn’t surprising, as they have shown dominance in the first three games. However, that’s to be expected with the three teams they have faced all having matching records of 1-2 through three games.
In the AP Poll, the Cowboys stand behind USC, who struggled with a rebuilding Texas program on national TV Saturday night. But the Pokes control their own destiny as it is the highest they have been ranked since 2015, when they had reached a No. 4 ranking.
The Sooners took a step back this week, despite an unsurprising win over Tulane, who hasn’t had a winning record since 2013.
The drop is surprising, though, as the Sooners haven’t given any reason to be dropped from their No. 2 placing from last week. However, it seems voters believed a Clemsons destruction of Lamar Jacksons Louisville team warranted The defending national champs be moved up.
The AP Poll is similar to the coaches, as the Sooners sit at No. 3, but the Cowboys are at No. 7, this time behind Washington.
Neither team is in a terrible position heading into Big 12 play. The Sooners do have the better performances against a better team, but both Crimson and Orange fans alike can take pride in how the two have played against lesser competition so far.
Lincoln Riley and Baker Mayfield take their fight to 0-3 Baylor Saturday evening to kickoff conference play. The Pokes will get a bit more of a challenge when No. 16 TCU comes to Stillwater for a 2:30 start Saturday.
If both teams continue to assert dominance, this years edition of Bedlam could possibly end up as a top five matchup in Stillwater.