ap-top-25-1Road losses by both Baylor and West Virginia left Oklahoma not only in sole possession of first place in the conference standings but also as the highest ranked team in the Big 12. The Sooners jumped four spots in both the AP and Coaches polls, to #12 and #11 respectively.

Baylor dropped five spots to #13 in the AP and West Virginia to #14. Making their way back into the polls this week is Oklahoma State who appeared at #22 in both the Coaches and AP.

While making a climb in the polls is always a good thing, the best news of the weekend is that the Sooners are firmly in the driver’s seat now. They’ve always controlled their own destiny in the Big 12 but now they get the luxury of sitting alone atop the standings.

Full AP Top 25

1. Alabama (60 first-place votes)

2. Michigan (1)

3. Clemson

4. Washington

5. Louisville

6. Ohio State

7. Texas A&M

8. Wisconsin

9. Nebraska

10. Florida

11. Auburn

12. Oklahoma

13. Baylor

14. West Virginia

15. LSU

16. Utah

17. Western Michigan

18. North Carolina

19. Florida State

20. Penn State

21. Colorado

22. Oklahoma State

23. Virginia Tech

24. Boise State

25. Washington State

Dropped from rankings: Tennessee 18, Navy 22

Others receiving votes: Houston 65, USC 40, San Diego State 21, Troy 20, Tennessee 17, South Florida 10, Arkansas 7, Wyoming 5, Tulsa 3