6 Reasons Bob Stoops Has Oklahoma Set for a National Title Run in 2014

« Prev
1 of 8
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
6 Reasons Bob Stoops Has Oklahoma Set for a National Title Run in 2014
Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press

There is no clearer path to the first-ever College Football Playoff than a Big 12 championship.

Featuring strength of schedule ratings above that of the Big Ten or ACC and without the bother of a conference title game, the Big 12 offers its member schools an amazing opportunity to earn a place in the inaugural mini-bracket.

At least for now, until the era of the super-conference swoops in and changes all the rules.

The program in the best position to cash in on this golden setup?  Well, in 2014 that’s Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners, the team that ESPN’s Mark Schlabach has at No. 5 in his post-signing day Top 25.

That’s five slots ahead of Baylor at No. 10, and 17 places better than Texas at No. 22.

 

Statistics courtesy of CFB Statistics, College Football Data Warehouse and Sports Reference/College Football.  Recruiting rankings courtesy of Rivals.  Returning Starter data courtesy of Phil Steele.

Begin Slideshow »
Load More Stories

Follow Oklahoma Sooners Football from B/R on Facebook

Follow Oklahoma Sooners Football from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Oklahoma Sooners Football

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.