Earlier this week, we pointed out how Nebraska was getting high rankings from prognosticators like Athlon and Phil Steele. The word is out that the ratings for Oklahoma are even higher. Athlon rates OU fifth nationally while the rumor is that Steele thinks the Sooners will win the national championship. Nebraska, by contrast ranked seventh per Athlon and somewhere lower than first by Steele.

There are a number of ways for NU fans to look at this. The first one might be, "whuh?" NU fans got an up close look at returning Sooner quarterback Landry Jones in Lincoln and saw five interceptions. Other games that caught their attention might have been his futile relief efforts against BYU, his "not good enough" outings at Miami and Texas, a marginal outing on the road at Texas Tech and some...

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