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Oklahoma rises to No. 6 in College Football Playoff rankings

Oklahoma remains on the outside looking in with the second College Football Playoff rankings.

The Sooners are No. 6, trailing No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Notre Dame, No. 4 Michigan and No. 5 Georgia.

OU was seventh last week in the initial rankings but jumped one spot after previous-No. 3 LSU was shut out 29-0 by Alabama.

The Sooners (8-1), who host Oklahoma State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, are followed in the top 10 by LSU, Washington State, West Virginia and Ohio State.

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The sun sets during a college football game between the Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Oklahoma won 59-31. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

The sun sets during a college football game between the Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Oklahoma won 59-31. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

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Jeff Patterson

Jeff Patterson is the sports editor of The Oklahoman. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, he allegedly once told his father on a childhood trip passing through Oklahoma that he would one day live there. He doesn't recall this, but he fulfilled that... Read more ›

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