The Sooner community must be feeling like Rodney Dangerfield this week as it gets "No respect. No respect at all."
Oklahoma put up nearly 500 yards of offense and 27 first downs in week two to stun Ohio State 31-16. Yet despite holding the same 7-1 record and knocking off the Buckeyes in Columbus, the Sooners find themselves ranked #8 in the AP poll compared to Ohio State at #3.
Oklahoma can make a case that the College Football Playoff committee overlooked them in favor of Clemson – a team that lost to 3-3 Syracuse. That's the same Syracuse squad that had already lost at home to Middle Tennessee.
Now for the good news Sooners' fans: Oklahoma is in prime position over the next two weeks to jump back into the top four as it travels to #11 Oklahoma State before returning home to face #10 TCU on November 11. There's also a decent chance West Virginia could be ranked again when they come to Norman for a season finale on November 25.
If the Sooners handle their business, they should be right in the thick of things when the final rankings come out in December.
On a more personal note, while J.T. Barrett was indeed fabulous in last week's heroic comeback against Penn State, Mayfield holds not just the 1-0 advantage in head-to-head play, but also nearly every major passing statistic.
This is interesting to note as Barrett's name was mentioned repeatedly on Saturday as a Heisman darkhorse while Mayfield's was not.