NORMAN — Last week, BCS analyst Jerry Palm gave Oklahoma a “90 percent” chance of passing Texas in the BCS rankings with a win over Oklahoma State. Palm, however, didn’t factor in the University of Texas temporarily organizing into a political machine that could’ve toppled the Democratic Party. The campaign to remind the public of Texas’ Oct. 11 win over OU worked to perfection, swaying votes in the Harris and coaches polls more effectively than Tammany Hall. But in the end, the binary system saved the Sooners. While the human polls inexplicably punished OU after a 20-point win over No. 12 OSU in Stillwater, the computers moved the Sooners up two spots to No. 1 in their polls. That proved to be the difference, barely making OU the highest-ranked team in the BCS to settle the Big 12 South tiebreaker with Texas and Texas Tech. “They don’t have agendas, they don’t have loyalties, they don’t have opinions, they don’t have all the bias that everyone else does,” coach Bob Stoops said of the computers. “Like it or not, they don’t have all those things. “And if you say that no one else does, then you’re not really being truthful.” Computer operators have often been the whipping boys of the BCS. But Sooner fans should be thankful computers were added to the process. Harris poll voters dropped OU a spot in favor of Texas. If two anonymous coaches hadn’t given OU first-pace votes, the coaches poll would’ve done the same. It nearly did anyway. But following the win in Stillwater, the Sooners moved up three spots to No. 1 in the Sagarin and Wolfe computers ratings, both of which reward teams heavily for winning on the road. OU also moved up to No. 2 in the Colley Matrix, and held its lead over the Longhorns in the Billingsley and Massey ratings to seal the computer victory, sending the Sooners to Kansas City.