But Connecticut is a team no better than, say, Kansas State or Texas Tech. UConn is one win ahead of those 7-5 teams, against a weaker schedule.
Do you like K-State's or Tech's chances against the Sooners on a neutral field?
Now, if somehow the Orange Bowl had lost its mind and allowed fourth-ranked Stanford to drop to the Fiesta, this task would look a little different. Stoops could be facing the potential of a six-game BCS losing streak.
Of course, maybe Stoops deserves such a free pass to end his BCS drought. Look at what his team has done the past three weeks.
A 53-24 victory at new-life Baylor. A 47-41 win at Stillwater over a top-10 team. A 23-20 gut-check over Nebraska.
That's as good a homestretch as any team in America. Survive that trio, and a team has earned a restful vacation. Which UConn appears to be for Stoops and the Sooners.
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