Whenever the expectations are high the amount that you have to lose is great as well. As expected the Oklahoma Sooners debuted at #3 in the first edition of the 2016 Coaches Poll. Defending national champions Alabama earned the top spot in the poll with runners up Clemson second.

Joining Oklahoma in the first Top 25 poll of the season are TCU (#14), Oklahoma State (#19), and Baylor (#21).

Coaches Poll

RK TEAM REC PTS TREND
1 Alabama(55) 0-0 1585
2 Clemson(7) 0-0 1524
3 Oklahoma 0-0 1398
4 Florida State(1) 0-0 1351
5 Ohio State 0-0 1321
6 LSU 0-0 1241
7 Stanford 0-0 1149
8 Michigan 0-0 1062
9 Notre Dame 0-0 1034
10 Tennessee 0-0 960
11 Michigan State 0-0 901
12 Ole Miss 0-0 792
13 Houston 0-0 668
14 TCU 0-0 649
15 Iowa 0-0 579
16 Georgia 0-0 525
17 USC 0-0 468
18 Washington 0-0 454
19 Oklahoma State 0-0 426
20 North Carolina 0-0 422
21 Baylor 0-0 383
22 Oregon 0-0 361
23 Louisville 0-0 331
24 UCLA 0-0 296
25 Florida 0-0 245

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