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ESPN Places Oklahoma In Its New "Bottom 10" Rankings

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts at Kansas.

LAWRENCE, KANSAS - OCTOBER 05: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners watches from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

This past weekend of college football featured a handful of upsets, but there was none bigger than Kansas State's win over Oklahoma. It's a result that could potentially keep the Sooners out of the College Football Playoff.

Oklahoma steamrolled past its competition heading into last Saturday, but the defense laid an egg against Kansas State and gave up 48 points on the road. Even though Jalen Hurts played well, it wasn't enough to get the win.

Since the Sooners suffered their first loss of the season, the Big 12 powerhouse landed in ESPN's latest edition of the "Bottom 10'" rankings.

ESPN obviously doesn't have Oklahoma listed as one of the bottom teams in college football, but the program was penalized for its poor showing in Week 9.

Here are the bottom five teams, per ESPN's list:

  1. Akron
  2. UMass
  3. Rice
  4. Mexico State
  5. Oklahoma

The full "Bottom 10" from ESPN can be seen here.

It's very likely that Oklahoma won't remain on this list for long. Lincoln Riley has two weeks to get his team ready to play against Iowa State on Nov. 9.

Losing to Kansas State certainly hurts Oklahoma's outlooking moving forward, but the Sooners should be just fine if they can win the rest of the games on their schedule.