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By Jake Trotter Modified: November 25, 2008 at 12:46 pm •  Published: November 25, 2008
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/articleid/3324902/1/pictures/520287">Photo - OU coach Bob Stoops and Texas coach Mack Brown meet before the OU-UT game Oct. 11. Photo by Bryan Terry
OU coach Bob Stoops and Texas coach Mack Brown meet before the OU-UT game Oct. 11. Photo by Bryan Terry

OU moved up two spots to No. 3 in the BCS this week, thanks to big jumps in the coaches (No. 2) and Harris (No. 3) polls.

Texas, fourth in both of the human polls, stayed ahead of the Sooners because of its sizable advantage in the computer polls.

If OU can defeat No. 12 Oklahoma State in Stillwater, a gap in the computer polls will probably tighten enough for the Sooners to pass Texas in the BCS.

Jerry Palm, an independent BCS analyst and publisher of CollegeBCS.com, told The Oklahoman that OU has a "90 percent” chance of coming out on top in a three-way tie.

"It’s not definite, but I don’t see a lot of room for optimism for Texas,” Palm said. "It seems likely OU will gain on Texas in all three parts. Voting patterns are predictable, very reactionary and what have you done for me lately.

"Voters would have no reason to go back to Texas if OU beats a top 15 team on the road.”

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