Ranking high school football teams is not supposed to be easy.
And while they don't mean much in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't mean they are just thrown together.
So when I fired up my computer Saturday morning to work on the latest rankings, Class 6A gave me plenty of pause.
For the second consecutive season, Owasso pulled off a stunning upset of No. 1 Tulsa Union. For the second consecutive season, that upset threw the 6A rankings into chaos.
I still suspect Tulsa Union is the state's best team.
I did last year, too, and wound up being proven right. Union rebounded from the Owasso loss with five consecutive blowouts before pulling off three straight one-point wins to come away with the title.
So here's the process that led to the 6A rankings:
1. Lawton (4-0): The Wolverines haven't been challenged much in playing a light schedule so far, but they've done what a good team with that kind of schedule should. They've blown out three of four opponents, and the other was crosstown rival Lawton MacArthur, which they still beat by nine.
2. Edmond North (4-0): The Huskies have a win that's more impressive than Lawton, beating Edmond Santa Fe, 26-13. But Edmond North gave up 28 points to a Putnam City North team that got shut out by Mustang earlier in the year.
3. Broken Arrow (2-2): The Tigers beat Owasso and lost to Union, both in close games. The other loss came to an out-of-state opponent. Broken Arrow has done it so far without its best player, junior Devon Thomas.
4. Jenks (2-2): The Trojans beat Owasso by a bigger margin than Broken Arrow but lost to Union by a slightly bigger margin. In two weeks, Jenks will play Broken Arrow to hopefully sort out the rankings a bit more.
5. Owasso (1-2): Technically winless going into last week (the Rams were up 28-0 on Muskogee before lightning canceled the game and the Roughers wouldn't call it a final), Owasso fell to both BA and Jenks but toppled Union.
6. Tulsa Union (2-2): The Redskins are really behind the eight-ball in their district with the loss. Their other loss came to Euless (Texas) Trinity.
7. Edmond Santa Fe (3-1): Lost to Edmond North, beat Southmoore. Defense is a concern after giving up a combined 128 points thus far.
8. Westmoore (3-1): Lost to Southmoore in double overtime, beat Norman North. Hard to leave SaberCats out and will re-evaluate next week. But Jags have bounced back strong after the setback.
9. Norman North (3-1): Hammered Midwest City on Friday to bounce back from loss to Westmoore. Wins over Norman and Del City look stronger and stronger the last two weeks.
10. Sand Springs (4-0): Are the Sandites good or the beneficiaries of a favorable schedule to this point? Biggest wins are against Tulsa Washington, whose two wins came against sub-6A competition, and Sapulpa, who is 3-1 but also hasn't played a very tough schedule. Schedule continues to be favorable; Sand Springs will not play Tulsa Union until Oct. 12 and Owasso on Oct. 26.