Pre-season rankings are released by numerous organizations, including Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, ESPN and Phil Steele, but only the AP and USA Today/Coaches polls are part of the BCS selection process.
Well, it's now unanimous. The Sooners of the University of Oklahoma are ranked at the top of both pre-season polls that actually mean anything.
This doesn't come as a big surprise to those who follow the college game closely, as the Sooners were being anointed the likely number one team for 2012 way back in January. After all, depending on who was counting, the Sooners were returning up to 19 starters from last year's 12-2, Big 12 Championship and Fiesta Bowl winning team. They had 29 players coming