Skip to content

Lincoln Riley says Sooners are ‘playoff-worthy’ as CFP selection approaches

first_img UAB football wins C-USA championship four years after program was shut down Big 12 championship: 3 takeaways from No. 5 Oklahoma’s victory over No. 14 Texas “I get that there are other great teams out there, but I feel very confident this team can go forward and continue to win,” Riley said Saturday, via ESPN. “I think our best ball is ahead of us. We’ve got some great players behind us I think that a lot of people don’t want to play.”We’ll let the committee do their job. They’ve got a lot of good things to look at from this team today. I’m sure they were tuned in watching this. And if they did, I think they saw one of the best teams in the country.” Related News Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley is confident the Sooners can continue to play, and win.After defeating Texas 39-27 to win the Big 12 championship, Riley said Oklahoma is a “playoff-worthy” team ahead of the CFP selections on Sunday.center_img The Sooners became the first school to win four consecutive Big 12 titles, and currently sit fifth in the CFP rankings. Oklahoma, which boasts a 12-1 record powered by Heisman hopeful quarterback Kyler Murray, is behind Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Georgia. The Sooners did advance to the playoff last season, but lost to Georgia 54-48 in double overtime at the Rose Bowl. But, Riley made the case that this year’s team can go even further, if selected for the semifinals again. “I know how close we were to it last year to being in the last (game),” Riley said. “And I have every bit as much confidence in this team, this offense, this defense, this special teams as I did sitting in this stage last year at this time. I have zero doubt.”last_img read more