How Oklahoma Can Make College Football Playoff After Week 13 CFP Rankings

WACO, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 16:  Head coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners before a game against the Baylor Bears at McLane Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Oklahoma Sooners path to the College Football Playoff remains a difficult one, but it's still possible.

Lincoln Riley and Co. face this predicament due to their loss to Kansas State several weeks ago. Since then, they've managed to get back to their winning ways, albeit with a few close calls. OU barely beat TCU on Saturday, and were one bad spot away from making that game too close for comfort.

At this point, the committee is looking for convincing wins to change their collective minds. Oklahoma is lucky in the fact they close the season against two ranked teams in Oklahoma State and Baylor, should they meet in the Big 12 Championship.

If Oklahoma wins out, and does so with a convincing win over Baylor, it might just be enough if paired with a Georgia loss to LSU in the SEC Championship Game. The committee weighs top-10 wins heavily, as seen by Ohio State leaping LSU in this week's rankings.

Should OU defeat Baylor by double-digits this time around, it'd be tough to keep them out.

With Utah ranked ahead of Oklahoma, however, it makes for a complicated final rankings should both teams win out, and do so with many highlights. At this point, however, all OU can hope for is to make the decision a tough one.