The Oklahoman's final state college football power poll for the 2013 season:
1. Langston (6-4): The monetary benefits from playing four NCAA Division I-AA teams will help the athletic department in the long run. But those four losses, all on the road, ultimately cost the Lions a spot in the NAIA playoffs. Too bad strength of schedule did not have a bearing whether Langston made the postseason cut. If it did, coach Dwone Sanders' crew would have been a cinch to make the field.
2. Southwestern (6-5): Bulldogs had first winning season since 2007. Replacing quarterback Dustin Stenta and tight end Ryan Corbin will be big challenges for 2014.
3. East Central (5-5): Quarterback Spencer Bond will only get better and help keep the Tigers competitive the next two seasons. He'll need to find a new favorite receiver, however, since Caleb Holley has his eyes set on professional football.
4. Bacone (7-4): This solid football team finished the season with a road loss in Texas to Southwestern Assemblies of God. Wondering how much want-to the Warriors had after losing a Central States Football League championship game to Langston the week before.
5. Panhandle State (4-7): Aggies finished up a week earlier than everyone else. If there was any good to come out of last Saturday — they're a week closer to the start of the 2014 season.
6. Oklahoma Baptist (3-8): Bison lose three seniors. This will be a program to watch over the next few years.
7. Northeastern (2-9): RiverHawks won the season finale, but it was not good enough to save coach Kenny Evans' job.
8. Central Oklahoma (2-8): UCO will still have offensive firepower next season despite the departure of stud running back Joshua Birmingham. And no one needs to tell coach Nick Bobeck the defense must improve dramatically for the Bronchos to succeed in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
9. Northwestern (2-9): The Rangers' two wins this season? See Nos. 10 and 11.
10. Southeastern (2-9): Starting running back Devlon Wortham was a freshman, starting quarterback Nick Sioson was a sophomore. A little light at the end of the tunnel.
11. Southern Nazarene (0-11): The Crimson Storm had its worst season in program history. SNU surrendered 60 or more points in four games. The offense mustered at least 20 points just three times. Time cures all — but just how much will it take for this former NAIA playoff contender to become competitive in NCAA Division II?
Last week's power poll: 1. Langston; 2. Southwestern; 3. Bacone; 4. East Central; 5. Central Oklahoma; 6. Panhandle State; 7. Southeastern; 8. Northwestern; 9. Oklahoma Baptist; 10. Northeastern; 11. Southern Nazarene