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ESPN Names The 'Most Important Game' For Oklahoma

Oklahoma directing players during pregame warmups.

NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 25: Head Coach Lincoln Riley of Oklahoma Sooners during warm ups before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Oklahoma is once again one of the top teams in college football heading into this season. The Sooners will be looking for another Big 12 title and berth in the College Football Playoff.

Oklahoma will be breaking in a new quarterback, but expectations don't take a break in Norman. Sooner fans expect big things this fall.

This fall, OU has a pretty challenging schedule. There are several tough games.

ESPN has released a list of the most important game for each team in its way-too-early preseason top 25.

The most important game for OU? Against Texas on Oct. 6.

With Lane Kiffin and Chip Kelly both coming to Norman, the Sooners have an intriguing nonconference slate. But the Red River Showdown on Oct. 6, in what figures to be a defining moment for new QB Kyler Murray, will be the pivotal springboard as the Sooners begin their quest for a Big 12 four-peat.

The Red River Rivalry is always a tough battle, so this is a fine choice by ESPN. Other options include road trips to West Virginia and TCU, as well as the annual Bedlam Game against Oklahoma State.

You can read the rest of ESPN's feature here.

Oklahoma opens its 2018 season at home against FAU on Sept. 1.