Oklahoma, Texas A&M falling fast in latest NCAA Re-Rank 1-131

11th October, 2022.      //   Sport and Leisure  // 

Texas A&M running back Devon Achane (6) is tackled by a Mississippi State player during the first half of their game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.

Two-loss starts have already derailed once-promising seasons for Oklahoma and Texas A&M, two of leading College Football Playoff contenders back in August who continue to plummet down the USA TODAY Sports NCAA Re-Rank 1-131.

Oklahoma’s second loss in a row drops the Sooners to No. 38, down 17 spots from last week and 33 spots from the Sooners’ high of No. 5 just two weeks ago. Brent Venables’ defense allowed more than 1,000 yards in losses to Kansas State and TCU.

A&M had rebounded from an earlier loss to Appalachian State to defeat Miami (Fla.) and Arkansas. But the Aggies slipped up against Mississippi State, as a terrible offense flopped in the Bulldogs’ 42-24 win. That sends A&M to No. 39, down 23 spots.

Oklahoma’s in-state rival makes a big move in this week’s re-rank to round out a very solid top six atop the Bowl Subdivision.

After beating Baylor in a key Big 12 matchup, Oklahoma State moves up six to No. 6, joining the set-in-stone top five: Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson.

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