The first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2019 season were revealed on Tuesday night. If you were a fan of Ohio State, LSU, Alabama, and Penn State, you were happy campers, as they were ranked the top four teams in the nation respectively.
If you happen to be an Oklahoma Sooners die-hard, you're understandably furious to find out they were designated the ninth spot on the list. Simply put, the Sooners were screwed by the CFP committee.
When looking at the list, the Sooners are in a tough situation, as they sit behind eight other teams that are in every other Power-5 conference. It certainly doesn't help that there are multiple representatives from the SEC, Big Ten, and Pac-12 ahead of them.
Oklahoma has played at an unreal level for the majority of the season, thanks to Heisman candidate Jalen Hurts, who has accounted for 3,270 scrimmage yards and 34 total touchdowns. Many will point to Oklahoma owning a loss, resulting in their drop down the rankings. Yet that very loss came against a Kansas State Wildcats team which currently owns the No. 16 spot in the CFP.
Meanwhile, the Georgia Bulldogs lost to an unranked South Carolina Gamecocks team, which currently own a 4-5 record. But Georgia is ranked three spots higher than Oklahoma.
The Sooners are in an unenviable situation. Even if they win out, it's extremely difficult for them to leap into the top-four. You can never say never in sports, especially in college football, but Oklahoma is going to need a ton of help if they want to participate in the College Football Playoff.