Sooners No. 1 in first BCS rankings
OU is No. 1 in the first BCS rankings, released Sunday night.
The Sooners (6-0, 2-0 Big 12) jumped up to No. 3 in the AP and Coaches' polls after blowing out Iowa State 52-0 on Saturday, and — in part because of previous AP/Coaches No. 1 Ohio State's 31-18 loss to then-No. 18 Wisconsin — hold the coveted top spot in the BCS rankings that determine postseason bowl placement.
Oregon sits at No. 2 in the BCS, followed by Boise State, Auburn and TCU in the top 5. LSU, Michigan State, Alabama, Utah and Ohio State round out the first top 10.
"I understand that the announcement of the poll makes for good conversation among media and fans, but two games into our conference season, it's too early for us to give it any attention," OU coach Bob Stoops said. "At this point, it just speaks to the quality of the schedule we've played. And while I appreciate the caliber of those teams, our focus has to be on the games we have remaining. We're not talking or thinking about anything but playing Missouri."
The Tigers rolled into the rankings at No. 11. The Sooners will visit Columbia, Mo., on Saturday.
The rest of OU's schedule also features a game in Stillwater against No. 14 Oklahoma State.
After beating previously-ranked No. 5 Nebraska on Saturday, Texas jumped up to No. 19 in the BCS and the Huskers fell to No. 16.
Kansas State rounds out the Big 12 at No. 22.