Given the huge margin of victory that No. 4 USC (53 points vs. 39 points for Texas) had as well as the higher quality of opponent (San Jose St vs Louisiana-Monroe), is it possible USC jumps us in the polls?
Similarly, given No. 5 Alabama's win over No. 7 Virginia Tech, is it possible Alabama jumps us in the polls?
Finally, I disagree that OU's loss is inconsequential. If there are more than two undefeated teams -- or no undefeated teams and multiple one loss teams -- quality of competition will be critical, in which case a lightly regarded OU (and by extension Big 12) may again leave us outside looking in.