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Sooners Move Into The Top 5 In Week 8 AP Poll

More teams with tiger mascots made the AP Top 25 Rankings than the Big 12.

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The Sooners got the win in Dallas and not only showed why they are the favorite to win the conference, but showed that they should be a favorite to contend for the National Title. For their efforts, Oklahoma was bumped up in the AP Poll to fifth in the country as Georgia fell out of the top five, hard. I could argue that the Sooners have shown to be every bit better than Clemson, but week 8 is a little early to worry about that.

The Longhorns were bumped four spots after the loss in the Red River Showdown. I disagree that they are the 15th-best team in the country, though. The bump is understandable, but both of the longhorns losses came against teams currently ranked in the top-5.

Baylor moved up in the poll four spots after surviving the curse of being the third Big 12 team ranked in the poll by surviving double overtime against Texas Tech.

That’s it for the Big 12 in the rankings. However, Iowa State also received votes and is just outside of breaking into the rankings. If Iowa State and Baylor can survive against Texas Tech and Oklahoma State, respectively, then next week might just be the first week with four Big 12 teams in the rankings. But that is a tall task for a conference hell-bent on consuming itself.

Week 8 AP Top 25

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. LSU Tigers ↑3
  3. Clemson Tigers ↓1
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes ↓1
  5. Oklahoma Sooners ↑1
  6. Wisconsin Badgers ↑2
  7. Penn State Nittany Lions ↑3
  8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish ↑1
  9. Florida Gators ↓2
  10. Georgia Bulldogs ↓7
  11. Auburn Tigers ↑1
  12. Oregon Ducks ↑1
  13. Utah Utes ↑2
  14. Boise State Broncos
  15. Texas Longhorns ↓4
  16. Michigan Wolverines
  17. Arizona State Sun Devils ↑1
  18. Baylor Bears ↑4
  19. SMU Mustangs ↑2
  20. Minnesota Golden Gophers NEW
  21. Cincinnati Bearcats ↑4
  22. Missouri Tigers NEW
  23. Iowa Hawkeyes ↓6
  24. Appalachian State Mountaineers NEW
  25. Washington Huskies NEW

Others Receiving Votes: Tulane, Iowa State, Temple, Wake Forest, California, Virginia, Memphis, USC, South Carolina, Texas A&M, UCF, San Diego State, Louisiana Tech

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