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University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013

OU in the CFP


OU Football History & Tradition | Updated Apr. 18, 2018

The College Football Playoff (CFP) Committee ranks the Top 25 programs for the final six or seven weeks of the year and installs a four-team playoff at the end of the year. The CFP places the top teams in its "New Years Six" bowl gmaes, two of which are national semifinals It should be no surprise that OU has continued to play well throughout the CFP Era, earning two playoff berths in the four years since its inception in 2014.

 OU in the CFP
 Weeks Ranked  23 (of 25 weekly standings) .920
 Weeks Ranked in Top 5  9 - No. 4 Nationally .360
 Weeks Ranked in Top 10  16 - No. 4 Nationally .640
 Total Playoff Appearances  2 - No. 3 Nationally  
 Longest Streak of Weeks Ranked  18 Weeks (2015-2017)  

The grid below shows every week of the CFP standings and OU's ranking. The numbers along the top of the poll represent the week. A dash (-) represents that OU was not ranked in that week's edition while a blank means that there were no CFP standings.
 
OU in Weekly CFP Rankings
  8 9 10 11 12 13 14
 CFP Bowl
2017
5
5
4
4
3
2
Rose Bowl (CFP Semifinal)
2016
14
11
9
8
9
7
Sugar Bowl (New Years Six)
2015
15
12
7
3
3
4
Orange Bowl (CFP Semifinal)
2014
18
15
-
21
20
20
-
Weeks Ranked in CFP
     Alabama  25
     Clemson  25
     Ohio State  25
 4. Oklahoma  23
 5. LSU  21
 6. Wisconsin  20
 7. Auburn  19
     Michigan State  19
 9. Florida State  18
     TCU  18
     Utah  18
CFP Appearances
 1. Alabama  4
 2. Clemson  3
 3. Oklahoma  2
    Ohio State  2
 5. Georgia  1
     Florida State  1
     Michigan State  1
     Oregon  1
     Washington  1
Weeks Ranked Top 5 in CFP
 1. Alabama  24
 2. Clemson  18
 3. Ohio State  11
 4. Oklahoma  9
 5. Oregon  7
Weeks Ranked Top 10 in CFP
 1. Alabama  25
 2. Ohio State  22
 3. Clemson  18
 4. Oklahoma  16
 5. Penn State  11
 
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