Robert Redford’s character is recruited to run for an unwinnable U.S. Senate race in the 1972 film “The Candidate.” Redford’s character inexplicably pulls a big upset, and amid the chaos of the victory party, he turns to his political operative and asks a question.

“What do we do now?”

Lincoln Riley wasn’t asking that question Sunday, when the College Football Playoff committee rubber-stamped the Sooners’ inclusion in the four-team field.