OU Football Tradition | OU in the AP Poll
Updated Janury 31, 2014 
 
OU has a long and illustrious history with the Associated Press Poll since the service began in 1936. The Sooners have been ranked No. 1 more than any team in college football. The Sooners also own the most weeks in the Top 2, the Top 5 and the Top 10. OU has finished No. 1 in the final poll and crowned national champions by the AP seven times.
 
Oklahoma has been ranked in 70% of all weekly AP polls -- more than half the time in the top 10 and one-third of the time in the top five. OU has been ranked among the top two teams in the nation in nearly 20% of the polls and ranked the No. 1 team in the nation in almost 10% of the polls. | View Latest AP Poll
 
 AP Poll
 Weeks OU Ranked:  753 of 1,070 polls since 1936
.704
 Weeks Ranked No. 1:  101 (No. 1 Nationally)
.094
 Weeks Ranked in Top 2:  199 (No. 1 Nationally)
.190
 Weeks Ranked in Top 5:  383 (No. 1 Nationally)
.365
 Weeks Ranked in Top 10:  540 (No. 1 Nationally)
.514
 Years Ranked in Preseason Poll:  55 (of 64 polls - No. 2 nationally behind Ohio State, 60)
.859
 Years Ranked in Final Poll:  54 (of 78 polls - No. 2 nationally behind Michigan, 57)
.692
 Seasons OU Ranked  66 of 78 seasons since 1936
.846
 Seasons with No. 1 Ranking:  19 (at least one week at No. 1)  
 Average Rank in all AP Polls:  7.28 (No. 1 Nationally)  
 Average Rank in Final AP Poll:  7.47 (No. 1 Nationally)  
 Years Ranked No. 1 in Preseason:  10 (2011, '03, 1987, '86, '85, '77, '75, '74, '57, '56)  
 Years Ranked No. 1 in Final Poll:  7 (2000, 1985, '74, '75, '56, '55, '50)  
     
 Longest Streaks  
 Ranked No. 1:  15 Weeks (2002-2003)  
 Ranked in Top 5:  48 Weeks (1953-1957)  
 Ranked in Top 10:  76 Weeks (1984-1988)  
 Ranked in Top 25:  158 Weeks (12th week of 1970 - 5th week of 1981)  
 Seasons Ranked:  30 Seasons (1966-1995)  
 in Preseason Poll:  28 Seasons (1968-1995)  
 in Final Poll:  14 Seasons (1946-1959)  

Oklahoma All-Time in AP Poll
The grid below shows every week of the AP poll and OU's ranking. The numbers along the top of the poll represent the week with "P" as the preseason poll and "F" as the final poll. A dash (-) represents that OU was not ranked in that week's poll while a blank means that there was no poll that week.
 
 
P
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
F
2013
16
16
14
14
14
11
12
18
15
10
10
18
20
18
17
11
 
6
2012
4
5
5
6
16
17
13
10
8
14
14
13
14
12
12
   
15
2011
1
1
1
1
2
3
3
3
11
7
7
5
12
13
19
   
16
2010
7
10
7
8
8
6
6
3
11
11
19
16
14
10
9
   
6
2009
3
13
12
10
8
19
20
25
22
20
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
-
2008
4
4
3
2
2
1
1
4
4
4
6
5
5
3
4
2
 
5
2007
8
5
3
4
3
10
6
4
4
5
4
3
10
9
3
   
8
2006
10
15
15
17
16
14
23
20
19
18
17
16
13
8
7
   
11
2005
7
18
21
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
   
22
2004
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
   
3
2003
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
   
3
2002
2
1
2
2
2
2
3
2
2
2
2
1
4
4
3
8
8
5
2001
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
3
3
3
4
11
11
10
 
6
2000
19
19
20
18
17
14
10
8
3
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
 
1
1999
-
-
-
-
-
23
-
-
-
24
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
-
1998
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
   
-
1997
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1996
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1995
15
16
14
14
10
10
14
13
15
23
25
-
-
-
-
-
 
-
1994
16
15
15
21
21
21
16
22
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
-
1993
22
21
17
12
10
10
10
9
17
14
20
17
15
16
19
19
 
17
1992
15
15
13
13
20
19
16
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
-
1991
10
9
9
7
6
5
6
12
21
20
20
18
19
19
20
   
16
1990
22
23
14
11
9
7
4
16
22
-
-
-
-
22
20
   
17
1989
15
8
6
16
16
16
15
25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
   
-
1988
3
4
4
3
10
10
9
8
8
8
8
9
10
10
10
   
14
1987
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
   
3
1986
1
1
1
1
6
6
5
5
4
4
4
3
3
3
     
3
1985
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
3
10
9
7
7
5
3
4
3
 
1
1984
16
16
15
11
7
5
3
2
2
10
9
6
2
2
2
   
6
1983
2
2
2
8
9
8
15
16
14
11
-
-
-
-
20
   
-
1982
9
9
-
-
-
-
-
20
17
14
15
14
11
14
12
   
16
1981
2
3
3
2
5
10
-
-
19
17
15
-
-
-
     
20
1980
5
4
3
4
12
12
17
17
16
11
10
9
6
5
4
   
3
1979
3
3
3
3
3
3
8
7
7
6
7
8
5
5
     
3
1978
4
3
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
4
4
4
     
3
1977
1
5
3
1
2
7
6
4
3
3
3
3
2
       
7
1976
5
4
4
3
3
6
5
13
17
14
10
8
8
       
5
1975
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
6
7
3
3
     
1
1974
1
1
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
     
1
1973
11
11
9
8
6
6
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
     
3
1972
6
4
2
2
2
2
2
8
7
7
4
4
3
2
     
2
1971
10
10
11
8
8
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
     
2
1970
20
18
14
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
20
20
     
20
1969
6
6
6
8
12
11
-
20
-
-
-
-
-
       
-
1968
4
5
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14
11
10
       
11
1967
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
7
5
           
3
1966
-
-
-
-
-
10
-
-
-
-
-
-
         
-
1965
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
         
-
1964
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
             
-
1963
4
3
1
1
6
7
6
6
5
6
10
8
         
10
1962
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
10
8
           
8
1961
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
           
-
1960
10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
           
-
1959
2
2
-
13
-
18
19
-
-
-
17
15
         
15
1958
2
2
1
2
11
9
7
6
6
4
3
           
5
1957
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
2
6
5
           
4
1956
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
           
1
1955
2
3
5
3
3
3
2
2
1
1
1
           
1
1954
2
1
2
1
1
1
2
3
3
3
3
           
3
1953
6
8
16
12
9
9
8
6
4
4
             
4
1952
4
20
12
6
3
3
4
8
5
4
             
4
1951
4
4
11
19
-
17
14
12
12
10
             
10
1950
6
5
3
2
3
3
3
2
1
               
1
1949
 
3
3
4
3
3
3
2
3
               
2
1948
 
-
20
18
16
15
9
8
6
               
5
1947
 
15
-
-
-
-
-
-
20
18
             
16
1946
 
-
13
14
14
16
-
18
17
               
14
1945
 
-
-
-
14
-
14
-
-
               
-
1944
 
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
               
-
1943
 
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
               
-
1942
 
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
                 
-
1941
 
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
                 
-
1940
 
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
                 
-
1939
 
3
6
6
6
5
14
-
-
               
19
1938
 
14
10
11
10
7
6
5
                 
4
1937
 
-
-
-
-
-
-
                   
-
1936
 
-
-
-
-
-
-
                   
-

All-Time AP Finishes
Oklahoma has finished at No. 1 in the AP Poll seven times and as No. 2 in three additional seasons. The Sooners have ended the season in the Top 5 a whopping 29 times and ranked in the Top 10 after 38 seasons. Below shows OU's finish every year in the AP Top-25 Poll:
 
 OU Finished...
 Ranked
Times
 Seasons
 No. 1
7
 2000, 1985, 1975, 1974, 1956, 1955, 1950
 No. 2
3
 1972, 1971, 1949
 No. 3
10
 2004, 2003, 1987, 1986, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1973, 1967, 1954
 No. 4
4
 1957, 1953, 1952, 1938
 No. 5
5
 2008, 2002, 1976, 1958, 1948
 No. 6
4
 2013, 2010, 2001, 1984
 No. 7
1
 1977
 No. 8
2
 2007, 1962
 No. 9
-
 
 No. 10
2
 1963, 1951
 No. 11
2
 2006, 1968
 No. 12
-
 
 No. 13
-
 
 No. 14
2
 1988, 1946
 No. 15
1
 2012, 1959
 No. 16
4
 2011, 1991, 1982, 1947
 No. 17
2
 1993, 1990
 No. 18
-
 
 No. 19
1
 1939
 No. 20
2
 1981, 1970
 No. 21
-
 
 No. 22
1
 2005
 No. 23
-
 
 No. 24
-
 
 No. 25
-
 

OU as No. 1 / Against No. 1
Oklahoma has played in a total of 104 games involving the AP No. 1 team. The Sooners are 74-8 (.901) in 82 games ranked as the No. 1 team. OU is 7-13-2 (.364) in 22 games playing against a team ranked No. 1.
 
 Oklahoma
 ... as AP No. 1  74-8-0 (.901) | 82 games
 ... against AP No. 1  7-13-2 (.364) | 22 games
 ... as AP No. 1 vs. ranked opp.  19-7-0 (.731) | 26 games
 ... as AP No. 1 in Norman  37-0-0 (1.00) | 37 games
 ... as AP No. 1 at opponent  28-3-0 (.903) | 31 games
 ... as AP No. 1 at neutral site  9-5-0 (.643) | 14 games
 ... against AP No. 1 in Norman  1-5-0 (.200) | 6 games
 ... against AP No. 1 at opponent  3-3-1 (.500) | 7 games
 ... against AP No. 1 at neutral site  3-5-1 (.388) | 9 games
 
 No. 1 OU vs. Ranked Opponent
 Date
 Score  Location  Att.
 09/17/11
W
 (1) OU 23, (5) Florida State 13  Tallahassee, Fla.  84,392
 10/11/08
L
 (5) Texas 45, (1) OU 35  Dallas, Texas  92,182
 12/06/03
L
 (13) Kansas State 35, (1) OU 7  Kansas City, Mo. (Big 12 Title)  79,451
 11/01/03
W
 (1) OU 52, (14) Oklahoma State 9  Norman  84,027
 10/18/03
W
 (1) OU 34, (24) Missouri 13  Norman  83,327
 10/11/03
W
 (1) OU 65, (11) Texas 13  Dallas, Texas  75,587
 01/03/01
W
 (1) OU 13, (3) Florida State 2  Miami, Fla. (Orange Bowl)  76,835
 12/02/00
W
 (1) OU 27, (8) Kansas State 24  Kansas City, Mo. (Big 12 Title)  79,655
 11/11/00
W
 (1) OU 35, (19) Texas A&M 31  College Station, Texas  87,188
 01/01/87
L
 (2) Miami 20, (1) OU 14  Miami, Fla. (Orange Bowl)  74,760
 11/07/87
W
 (1) OU 29, (12) Oklahoma State 10  Norman  75,004
 09/27/86
L
 (2) Miami 28, (1) OU 16  Miami, Fla.  71,451
 09/06/86
W
 (1) OU 38, (4) UCLA 3  Norman  75,684
 11/11/78
L
 (4) Nebraska 17, (1) OU 14  Lincoln, Neb.  74,657
 10/07/78
W
 (1) OU 31, (6) Texas 10  Dallas, Texas  72,032
 09/30/78
W
 (1) OU 45, (14) Missouri 23  Norman  72,371
 10/04/75
W
 (1) OU, (19) Colorado 20  Norman  71,118
 09/20/75
W
 (1) OU 46, (15) Pittsburgh 10  Norman  71,030
 11/23/74
W
 (1) OU 28, (6) Nebraska 14  Lincoln, Neb.  74,504
 10/12/63
L
 (2) Texas 28, (1) OU 7  Dallas, Texas  76,004
 09/21/57
W
 (1) OU 26, (8) Pittsburgh 0  Pittsburgh, Pa.  59,025
 01/01/55
W
 (1) OU 20, (3) Maryland 6  Miami, Fla. (Orange Bowl)  76,561
 10/09/54
W
 (1) OU 14, (15) Texas 7  Dallas, Texas  76,204
 09/25/54
W
 (1) OU 21, (16) TCU 16  Norman  50,878
 11/25/50
W
 (1) OU 49, (16) Nebraska 35  Norman  53,066
 01/01/50
L
 (3) Kentucky 13, (1) OU 7  New Orleans, La. (Sugar Bowl)  80,206
 25 Games | Overall Record: 19-7-0 (.731)
 
 OU vs. No. 1 Opponent
 Date
 Score  Location  Att.
 01/08/09
L
 (1) Florida 24, (2) OU 14  Miami, Fla. (BCS Title)  78,468
 12/01/07
W
 (9) OU 38, (1) Missouri 17  San Antonio (Big 12 Title)  62,585
 01/04/05
L
 (1) USC 55, (2) OU 19  Miami, Fla. (Orange Bowl)  77,912
 10/28/00
W
 (3) OU 31, (1) Nebraska 14  Norman  75,989
 11/01/97
L
 (1) Nebraska 69, OU 7  Lincoln, Neb.  75,926
 11/24/95
L
 (1) Nebraska 37, OU 0  Lincoln, Neb.  75,662
 11/25/94
L
 (1) Nebraska 13, OU 3  Norman  70,216
 11/21/87
W
 (2) OU 17, (1) Nebraska 7  Lincoln, Neb.  76,663
 01/01/86
W
 (3) OU 25, (1) Penn State 10  Miami, Fla. (Orange Bowl)  74,178
 11/17/84
W
 (6) OU 17, (1) Nebraska 7  Lincoln, Neb.  76,323
 10/13/84
-
 (3) OU 15, (1) Texas 15  Dallas, Texas  75,587
 11/26/83
L
 (1) Nebraska 28, OU 21  Norman  76,565
 09/26/81
L
 (1) USC 28, (2) OU 24  Los Angeles, Calif.  85,651
 09/29/73
-
 (8) OU 7, (1) USC 7  Los Angeles, Calif.  83,986
 11/25/71
L
 (1) Nebraska 35, (2) OU 31  Norman  62,884
 10/22/66
L
 (1) Notre Dame 38, (10) OU 0  Norman  62,626
 10/09/65
L
 (1) Texas 19, OU 0  Dallas, Texas  75,342
 10/10/64
L
 (1) Texas 28, OU 7  Dallas, Texas  75,504
 09/28/63
W
 (3) OU 17, (1) USC 12  Los Angeles, Calif.  52,245
 01/01/54
W
 (4) OU 7, (1) Maryland 0  Miami, Fla. (Orange Bowl)  68,640
 09/26/53
L
 (1) Notre Dame 28, (6) OU 21  Norman  59,461
 10/12/46
L
 (1) Texas 20, OU 13  Dallas, Texas  -
 22 Games | Overall Record: 7-13-2 (.364)
 
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