The votes are in, tallied, and officially published-—Oklahoma has been handed the preseason honor of being ranked No. 1 heading into the 2011 version of college football.
Rounding out the USA TODAY poll top five are Alabama, Oregon, LSU, and Florida State.
Bob Stoops has been one of the most consistent and elite coaches in the game recently, leading his Sooners to a Big 12 title in four out of the past five seasons. No matter how you spin it, there is no denying the elite-feel flowing through the Sooner veins as of late.
In 2011, nothing will change except maybe for the end result of it all.