Big 12 Power Rankings: Oklahoma Falls From Top, Kansas State Moves Up

Sep 22, 2012; Norman, OK, USA; Kansas State Wildcats linebacker Charmeachaelle Moore (52) celebrates with fans after defeating Oklahoma Sooners 24-19 at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Here is the Through the Phog Big 12 Power Rankings, a poll that accumulates our staff’s thoughts on the best through the worst in the conference. Teams in first place get 9 points, second place receive 8 points, and so on.

This poll follows this weekend of college football.

  1. Kansas State (4-0, 1-0) – 18 points
    The Wildcats jumped up to the #1 spot after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners on the road in a huge Big 12 Conference game.
  2. West Virginia (3-0) – 16 points
    Geno Smith and Tavon Austin helped the Mountaineers defeat the Terps as they teamed up for three touchdowns.
  3. Texas (3-0) – 13 points
    Texas had a bye week and will play Oklahoma State next week in their first Big 12 Conference game.
  4. Oklahoma (2-1, 0-1) – 12 points
    The Sooners fell after they lost to Kansas State this week. George had them ranked at #5 while Ricky had them at #3.
  5. TCU (3-0, 1-0) – 11 points
    Brandon Carter had a big game for the Horned Frogs. He had 128 yards on five receptions with one touchdown in the win over Virginia.
  6. Baylor (3-0) – 8 points
    Baylor avoided a fall in the rankings by just edging past Louisana-Monroe. The Bears almost became the next Arkansas Razorbacks.
  7. Iowa State (3-0) – 6 points
    The Cyclones had a bye week and will play Texas Tech next week in their first Big 12 Conference game.
  8. Texas Tech (3-0) – 3 points
    Texas Tech had a bye week and will play Iowa State next week in their first Big 12 Conference game.
  9. Oklahoma State (3-1, 0-1) – 3 points
    The Cowboys had a bye week and will play Texas next week in their first Big 12 Conference game.
  10. Kansas (1-3, 0-1) – 0 points
    The Jayahwks stay dead last in the Big 12 for the fourth straight week. Kansas lost to Northern Illinois on the road and will have a bye next week.

Topics: Big 12, Football, Kansas Jayhawks, Power Rankings

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