Apparently Bob Stoops feels like he can confide in John Henderson of the Denver Post, recently letting the reporter know his feelings about players leaving early for the draft, teams not playing tough enough non-conf schedules, and for some reason taking a couple of pot shots at Oklahoma State. (h/t to dimecoverage at Burnt Orange Nation) Here is the pot shot quote aimed at us, I have read it a few times now and I am still not sure exactly what he is saying, so make of it what you will.
"I don’t think in today’s world you’re rewarded for it. Look at the AP poll last year. We beat Oklahoma State at the end of the year, 27-0, and beat another ranked team in Stanford. Well, Oklahoman State’s ranked ahead of us. Why? At the end of the day when they go ranking teams, look at how it’s ranked every year. AP as well as the coaches all look at the loss column and if one team has one less loss than you they’re ranked ahead of you.
"Oklahoma State was ranked ahead of us. We just played. Please don’t make it look like I’m worried about Oklahoma State. But in the end I don’t know if you’re rewarded for it. You’re not. Eveyrbody talks about it early. By the end of the year everyone’s talking about wins and losses and you’re ranked accordingly."
Is he saying that records don't matter? That by default OU should always be ranked in front of us?