Why Is Oklahoma Getting So Much Respect?

Benjy MillerContributor IOctober 13, 2009

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 3:   Head coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrates the touchdown scored by wide receiver Cameron Kenney #6 (not pictured) in the first quarter of the game against the Miami Hurricanes on October 3, 2009 at Landshark Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

The Oklahoma Sooners have had a horrible season going 3-2, losing to BYU and Miami (FL), throughout their first five games of the season. And yet, they're ranked at number 20 in the country. No other team with 2 losses is ranked, why is Oklahoma getting so much respect?

Is it because they went so far last year? Well that doesn't seem fair, it's a new team this year. Is it because the people ranking teams are taking Sam Bradford's injury early in the season into consideration? Well that doesn't seem fair either, a team shouldn't count on one person and if one person is out, it's the rest of the team's duty to cover up for them. 

So really, why is Oklahoma getting ranked ahead of teams with only 1 loss and South Florida, who is undefeated. It's definitely not because they won games against ranked teams, they lost both of those games. South Florida beat then number 18 ranked Florida St. and yet they only come in ranked at number 21. Houston beat then ranked number 5 Oklahoma St. South Carolina beat then ranked number 4 Mississippi. 

I never thought that the NCAA was biased, but can you really see Oklahoma at number 20 and say that they aren't ranking the "big" teams ahead of the smaller teams that do better? Something isn't fair, and it's that the NCAA is biased towards big colleges like Texas, Florida, and Oklahoma and show little love towards other schools like Utah, South Carolina and South Florida.

Oklahoma faces a real good Texas team this Saturday and I think this will decide where they truly belong. If they lose, please take them out of the top 25, they do not belong there. If they win, great, move them up a little bit, but not to the top 10, there are other teams way more deserving than the Oklahoma Sooners.