Oklahoma found a second tool during Saturday's come-from-behind victory at Baylor, a season saver against a previously undefeated team that will change the story in the eyes of the College Football Playoff Election Committee.
Lincoln Riley challenged his team to use victory as a springboard along the stretch in a search for their third straight last four appearance as Big 1
"We have developed some toughness and I think have come together in a slightly different way as a team in recent weeks," Riley said. "And I mean, it sets the stage to play well here in the end, but we still have to do it. The momentum to win such a game is great, but it won't be enough to beat TCU. I mean, you have to get started with it.
"And so the things we did well as a team , the team mentality, you want it to continue and grow, and then some of the things that we didn't do well that made us into a hole in the first place, we will certainly need to do better. So it's exciting, but we have to do something about it, and that will be our message to the guys. "
Here's our best guess at Tuesday night's College Football Playoff rankings before the Selection Committee's third reveal: