The rankings will be released on Tuesday nights after the committee meets in person for a day every week. After the conference championship games, the committee will choose four teams to participate in the first-ever College Football Playoff, which will conclude with the national championship game Jan. 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Stoops said he hopes the committee will lean heavily on strength of schedule when making its final selections.
The Sooners are widely considered a strong contender in 2014, especially in light of their 45-31 Sugar Bowl upset of two-time defending national champion Alabama last January. Sporting News recently revealed its 2014 preseason rankings and had the Sooners on top.
“To me, strength of schedule is the biggest issue,” Stoops said. “Some conferences play nine conference games; some play eight. That’s a big deal, who you’re playing in those other four, or other three games.
“We’re playing nine (conference games) and Tennessee. We just had Notre Dame and Florida State, outside of our nine conference games. Hopefully that should make a difference, if you’re all winning.”