First projections have OU amongst field of 68

NORMAN, Okla. — Early NCAA Tournament projections are out and the Sooners are listed among them.

They're ranked highest in Sports Illustrated's Jan. 8 projections, which have them heading west to face seventh-seeded Michigan State as a No. 10 seed.

Similar predictions come out of the ESPN and CBS Sports projections.

OU is expected to be an 11 seed facing No. 6 Wichita State in the East Regional, according to ESPN's Jan. 8 projections.

CBS Sports has them the lowest of all three with a trip out east in the 12-5 game against Ohio State, but that is the oldest of the major publications dating back to Dec. 27.

The Sooners have raced out to a 10-3 start, including a 1-0 start in conference play but a pair of wins over Big 12 foe West Virginia.

They've won three straight since their last loss against Stephen F. Austin Dec. 18.

After having a week off, OU gets back to action when it takes on Bedlam rival Oklahoma State in a huge early season conference battle Saturday at 2 p.m.

Follow me at or Recommended Stories

  • Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…

  • Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.

  • Here’s a way to watch football and improve your golf swing at the same time. In your living room (or on the range), practice the one-minute golf swing, as shown in this video. Set the timer on your…

  • Dr. Roto, like many others, can't believe Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (pictured above) passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. First time that's ever happened…

  • As soon as those winds fall off, get into the stand! I always tell people you can't kill them if you aren't out, but if you want to try and pick an opportune time – this is it.

Up Next