Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops isn't worry about playoff selection — but hopes strength of schedule matters

Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops said human bias will inevitably be an issue in the new College Football Playoff selection system, but that he isn’t concerning himself with it. Stoops just hopes strength of schedule matters.
by Jason Kersey Published: May 25, 2014
Advertisement
;

photo - Head coach Bob Stoops talks to his team following the Spring College Football Game of the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Head coach Bob Stoops talks to his team following the Spring College Football Game of the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

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.”

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    11-year-old boy tackles unemployment, housing, and diversity in Ferguson
  2. 2
    Here Are The Most-Googled Brands In Each State
  3. 3
    Report: Minnesota Vikings do not foresee Adrian Peterson in their future
  4. 4
    'Maze Runner' finds way to box office victory
  5. 5
    The first games that show off iOS 8's graphics are available for download
+ show more