Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said college football poll voters should be aware that ESPN has a contract with the Southeastern Conference when they consider the cable sports network's analysis that Auburn should be the nation's No. 2 team and not Oklahoma.
"I'm not saying that," Stoops said when asked if he was accusing the network of bias. "I'm saying I'm aware of what their contracts are with. Whether people are directed in certain ways, I'm not going to say that. I think all the people ought to be aware who their contracts are with and what some of their agendas may be."
Stoops would not say whether he thought ESPN altered its analysis to favor SEC teams, such as Auburn.
"That would be for everyone else to comment on, not me. I don't think that's appropriate," Stoops said.