Everyone knows Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops has built a dynasty in Norman.
Since taking over in 1999, Stoops has a record of 129-31, which averages out to be almost 11 wins and less than three losses per season.
But in recent seasons, the Sooners have had a little bit of trouble by their standards—particularly in 2009, when they finished a disappointing 8-5.
However, after finishing with a 12-2 record and a dominating Fiesta Bowl win over Big East Champ UConn, Oklahoma looks primed for a national title run.
Ranked as the top preseason team by most major sports services, here are 11 reasons why the Crimson and Cream buck the trend and finish the 2011 season as national champions.
Sources: Scout.com, Rivals.com, ESPN.com, NationalChamps.net, SoonerSports.com