Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. College Sports

Oklahoma Sooners football ranked highly heading into 2014 season

See also

A lot of pre-rankings have already come out for the 2014 college football season based on how teams finished up the 2013 season and who they have returning for the new season. According to on Jan. 7, the Sooners football team is ranked in the Top 10 in all but one of the early rankings for major publications.

The Sooners football program went through the 2013 college football season overlooked by almost everybody thanks to questions at quarterback and close wins over teams they should have dominated. However, by the end, they won 11 games and only lost to long-time rival Texas Longhorns and the fifth ranked Baylor Bears.

Then the Sooners beat the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide by two touchdowns in the Sugar Bowl before getting a commitment from the number one all-purpose running back in the nation.

The Sooners football team's best ranking for 2014 came form College Football Talk, which ranked them at fourth in the nation. ESPN and USA Today ranked OU at eighth and CBS Sports ranked them 13th. Averaged together, the four publications ranked OU at an average of seventh. The teams ranked ahead of OU in the combined averages are defending national champion Florida State, Oregon, Alabama, Auburn, Ohio State and Stanford.

The 2014 Oklahoma Sooners football team returns quarterback Trevor Knight, who had the best game of his short career in the Sugar Bowl, wide receiver Sterling Shepard, who looks ready to take over the mantle of the team's star receiver, and a group of young running backs including five-star recruit Joe Mixon. The big questions, though, come on defense.



  • Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, will he compete in Rio?
    Recreational Sports
  • Check out the NHL Ice Girls that are heating up rinks all across the country
    20 Photos
  • St. Louis Rams offer $100k if you can guess their 2014 schedule correctly
    NFL News
  • Eagles running back LeSean McCoy slams Tim Tebow on Twitter
    NFL News
  • Never watched rugby before? Here's 20 reasons you should start
    20 Photos
  • UFC champ Jon Jones denies posting homophobic comments on Instagram
    Fight Sports

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!