By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The last time Oklahoma was unranked for more than a month, Bob Stoops had just started rebuilding a perennial contender he eventually handed to Lincoln Riley, who led the Sooners to the playoff each of his first three seasons.
Riley’s team should be in position to return to the Top 25 with a win at TCU on Saturday, two weeks after OU beat rival Texas to answer consecutive regular-season losses for the first time since the 1999 coaching debut of Stoops.
Oklahoma (2-2, 1-2 Big 12) was last ranked this season entering October, before a loss at Iowa State following a defeat at home to Kansas State finished a two-week plummet from No. 3 to out of the poll.
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