Big 12 South All Tied With One to Go

It seems that the poll voters have forgiven Oklahoma's lone loss of the season. That's just in time to keep the surging Sooners in the hunt for the national championship, not to mention the Big 12 South.

The Sooners pushed ahead of Texas -- the team they lost to six weeks ago -- in the polls. That's after OU dominated No. 2 Texas Tech.

Oklahoma (10-1) jumped two spots to third in the new AP Top 25 poll, a mere four poll points ahead of the Longhorns. It also leapfrogged Texas in the Harris poll with both also 3-4. But the coaches in the USA Today poll elevated the Sooners more, up three spots to No. 2 behind Alabama, and two slots ahead of the Longhorns.

The BCS computer still gives 10-1 Texas the edge in the race for the Big 12 South title, but by a very slim margin.

The idle Longhorns moved up a spot to No. 2 in the latest Bowl Championship Series standings, which take into account computer rankings. Combining the polls and the computer, Texas is just .0084 points ahead of Oklahoma, also up a spot in the BCS standings.

And that BCS ranking is what will determine the Big 12 South title if Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech are all still tied in the conference standings after playing their regular season finales this week.

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