Sooners climb one spot, to No. 4 in CFP rankings
Oklahoma marched into a coveted top-four spot of the College Football Playoff rankings, which were released Tuesday night. The Sooners climbed one notch to No.
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The No. 4 ranking nears a high-water mark for the Sooners. In 2015, OU made it as high as No. 3 before finishing fourth in the final ranking to earn a berth in the playoff.
This week's top four schools are, in order, Alabama, Clemson, Miami and Oklahoma.
It wasn't as high a jump as many expected for the Sooners after defeating then-No. 6 TCU 38-20 in Norman over the weekend.
CFP Chairman Kirby Hocutt said the selection committee spent considerable
time weighing No. 1-5. During a conference call after the Top 25 was revealed on national television, he called all five schools “close” and “comparable” and, as he does weekly, explained that the committee looks at each team's entire body of work during a season.
Hocutt was asked directly about how much debate there was about placing Oklahoma higher.
“We talked a lot about the Sooners. Three wins against teams ranked in the