Oklahoma passes Michigan State for top program
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Oklahoma passes Michigan State for top program

Sooners ranked No. 1 and Spartans No. 2 in football-basketball rankings

Photo: Mark Dantonio and Tom Izzo

The Oklahoma and Michigan State football and basketball programs ranked 1-2 for 2015-16 with the highest combined national rankings in college athletics’ revenue sports.

The unique ranking is something I came up with three years ago when Michigan State, my alma mater, piqued my curiosity with Top 10 finishes in football and basketball. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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