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Sooner4OU Commentary: OU has made it back into the national title conversation and with it's tough schedule and strong defense anything is possible. Mike Stoops is defintely making a difference and the team overall is finding it's personality at the right time.
Article Excerpt: Oklahoma was No. 9 in the first BCS standings of the season released Sunday night. That's the lowest the Sooners have debuted since 2009, when they weren't in the BCS top 25, but at least they made an appearance.
Three weeks ago, after dropping to 2-1 with a home field loss to Kansas State, it seemed far-fetched to think OU could make a charge to the top 10. But that's just what has happened, thanks to wins at Texas Tech and over archrival Texas.
The Sooners' No. 7 coaches poll ranking, No. 9 Harris Poll ranking and No. 10 computer ranking put them ahead of USC at No. 9 in the BCS.