Stewart Mandel, The Athletic’s Editor in Chief of College Football, has released something he’s calling the post-transfer portal early Top 25 for the 2022 college football season. Notably, he has left the Sooners outside the 25, lumping them in to the ‘others receiving votes’ section behind Iowa and BYU.

This has of course caught the attention of the Sooner nation on Twitter, who have let their feelings heard. Mandel followed up with his reasoning with the following:

Other Notable Schools in the Rankings

  • Baylor – 11th
  • OSU – 15th
  • USC – 20th

Jason Kersey, OU Beat Writer for The Athletic, had this comment in response to his boss’ rankings:

Players Taking Notice?

It has not gone unnoticed by the players, either. While Mandel mentioned some Wide Receivers who were no longer with the team, some of the ones who stayed had this this to say:

Former players, as well!

As of posting, Stewart is still defending that hill on Twitter. Kersey is right, of course, none of this matters when the season starts!

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