2. Oklahoma Sooners (No. 9 down to No. 10)
No, it’s not a drastic fall and it might not even have an effect on the final rankings when the top four is decided, but it doesn’t make a ton of sense to drop the Sooners a spot for beating a good Iowa State team. Sure, they gave up a big lead, but they still controlled the game and looked like the more dominant team for three quarters.
Iowa State is no pushover, either. The Cyclones may be the best team in the country that’s not in the AP Top 25 and they’ve given just about everyone a fight — just ask Baylor.
Jalen Hurts is in the midst of a Heisman-type season and he could be Oklahoma’s third straight winner of the award and he had yet another solid game against Iowa State. He had over 300 total yards again and is a highlight waiting to happen.
Lincoln Riley has the best team in the Big 12 right now and it deserves to be in the top-seven or eight even though it did lose to Kansas State two weeks ago.
Sitting at No. 10 with a few weeks to play means a lot has to happen for them to make the top-four.