OU Football Tradition | OU in the BCS
Updated January 31, 2014 

Since the introduction of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) in 1998, Oklahoma has been ranked more weeks at No. 1, in the Top 5 and in the Top 10 than any other program in college football. OU earned its first BCS national title in 2000 with an undefeated season and a victory against Florida State in the BCS national title game. | Latest BCS Standings
 
  OU in the BCS
 Weeks Ranked  100 (of 125 weekly standings) .800
 Weeks Ranked No. 1  20 - No. 1 Nationally .160
 Weeks Ranked in Top 5  48 - No. 1 Nationally .384
 Weeks Ranked in Top 10  70 - No. 1 Nationally .560
 Total BCS Bowl Games  9 - No. 2 Nationally  
 BCS National Championship Games  4 (2008, 2004, 2003, 2000)  
 Seasons Ranked  13 (of 16 seasons)  
 Seasons with No. 1 Ranking  6 (with at least one week at No. 1)  
 Longest Streak of Weeks Ranked  32 Weeks (2010-2013)  

The grid below shows every week of the BCS standings and OU's ranking. The numbers along the top of the poll represent the week (BCS standings cover the final eight weeks of the season). A dash (-) represents that OU was not ranked in that week's edition while a blank means that there were no BCS standings.
 
  8 9 10 11 12 13 14 F
 BCS Bowl
2013
15
10
10
18
20
18
17
11
 Sugar Bowl
2012
9
8
12
12
12
13
11
11
 
2011
3
9
6
6
5
9
10
14
 
2010
1
9
8
16
14
13
9
7
 Fiesta Bowl
2009
-
-
24
-
-
-
-
-
 
2008
4
4
6
5
5
3
2
1
 BCS (National Championship)
2007
5
6
6
5
4
10
9
4
 Fiesta Bowl
2006
22
19
18
17
17
15
12
10
 Fiesta Bowl
2005
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
2004
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
 Orange Bowl (National Championship)
2003
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
 Sugar Bowl (National Championship)
2002
1
1
1
4
4
3
7
7
 Rose Bowl
2001
1
2
3
3
3
9
11
11
 
2000
 
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
 Orange Bowl (National Championship)
1999
 
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
1998
 
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 Weeks Ranked No. 1 BCS
 1. Oklahoma  28
 2. Alabama  16
 3. Ohio State  15
     USC  15
 5. LSU  10
 6. Florida State  9
 7. Florida  7
     Miami (Fla.)  7
 9. Nebraska  5
     Tennessee  5
 
 Weeks Ranked Top 5 BCS
 1. Oklahoma  48
 2. Alabama  45
 3. Ohio State  40
 4. Florida  39
 5. USC  37
 6. Texas  36
 7. Florida State  33
 8. Oregon  32
 9. Miami (Fla.)  30
 10. LSU  29
     
 Weeks Ranked Top 10 BCS
 1. Oklahoma  72
 2. Ohio State  68
 3. Florida  61
 4. Oregon  60
 5. Texas  59
 6. Alabama  54
 7. LSU  53
     USC  53
 9. Miami (Fla.)  45
 10. Georgia  42

 

 

 
 BCS Bowl Games
 1. Ohio State  10
 2. Oklahoma  9
 3. Florida State  8
 4. Florida  7
     USC  7
 6. Alabama  6
     Virginia Tech  6
 8. LSU  5
     Michigan  5
     Oregon  5
     Stanford  5
     Wisconsin  5
 
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