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Ranking Stoops' Big 12 championship teams

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

It was almost like I asked Bob Stoops to tell me which one of his three children he liked the best.

The Oklahoma coach blanched when I wondered if his team's recent Big 12 championship was more meaningful than the others because of all of the BCS controversy that went into even getting them a chance to play in the championship game.

It's easy to understand why it's so tough for Stoops to pick and choose. He does have six Big 12 titles in a nine-season span that would qualify by any definition as a dynasty.

But just don't ask him which championship he liked the best. Because he really can't tell you.

"They are all sweet," Stoops said. "How do you beat the first time? Last year when we won with a freshman quarterback (Sam Bradford)? And Paul Thompson's season (2006) is one of my favorites because you remove your starter at the beginning of the year and bring a wide receiver to play at quarterback. It was one of the most gratifying because of what a great kid that Paul was."

So while Stoops won't say, I'll do it for him.

Here's my ranking of Stoops' six Big 12 title teams by their success and overall accomplishments.