Sooners No. 6 in Mark Schlabach's Top 25
Mark Schlabach released the third version of his 2012 Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25 and Oklahoma is No. 6, down to spots from the second version.
Here's what he wrote about the Sooners:
6. Oklahoma Sooners
Previous rank: 4
Quarterback Landry Jones returns to lead what should be a high-scoring offense, but he'll have to work without All-American Ryan Broyles, the most prolific receiver in school history. Tailback Dominique Whaley returns from an ankle injury that caused him to miss the second half of the 2011 season. OU coach Bob Stoops hired his brother, former Arizona coach Mike Stoops, as his new defensive coordinator. Mike Stoops should help stabilize the Sooners' secondary, which struggled in the pass-happy Big 12 last season. OU's final three games -- at Big 12 newcomer West Virginia on Nov. 17, home against Oklahoma State in the Nov. 24 Bedlam game and at Big 12 newcomer TCU on Dec. 1 -- will probably determine whether it will be a BCS title contender in 2012.
What do you think?