Times change, but OU stays on top
Oklahoma's position atop the Prestige Rankings is a triumph of consistency over flash -- of steak over sizzle.
In the 73 seasons since The Associated Press began polling in 1936, other schools with winning traditions and larger national profiles have ebbed and flowed toward the top. The Sooners arrived there shortly after World War II and signed a long-term lease.
The Prestige Rankings are a snapshot. Although, given the amount of numbers crunched by ESPN researchers, it's ...
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ESPN RESEARCH'S PRESTIGE RANKINGS
If you think the annual BCS standings can spark a debate, try ranking each FBS team's all-time position in college football history. But the ESPN Research Department devised a plan to settle the argument. Their Prestige Rankings system lets the numbers do the talking.