After a week that included a narrow loss at Kansas and a win over then-No. 24 Texas, Oklahoma is back in The Associated Press poll at No. 23.
The Sooners were in the poll for four consecutive weeks beginning Jan. 13, rising as high as No. 21 before dropping out of the rankings.
Oklahoma is one of three Big 12 ranked, joining No. 8 Kansas and No. 16 Iowa State.
The Jayhawks fell three spots after Saturday’s loss at Oklahoma State. The Cyclones dropped one spot after losing at Kansas State the same day.
Texas is the first team outside of the poll, 22 votes behind No. 25 Kentucky. Kansas State (19) and Oklahoma State (1) also received votes.
The Sooners (21-8, 10-6 Big 12) host West Virginia at 8 p.m. Saturday before wrapping up the regular season at TCU at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Shelby Mast, the bracketologist for USA Today, has the Sooners as a No. 4 seed in his latest projections released Monday. OU would face No. 13 Iona in San Diego according to Mast’s forecast.
ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has the Sooners as a No. 5 vs. No. 12 BYU in Spokane according to his latest projections, which were also posted Monday.