September 29, 2012; Ames, IA, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders tight end Jack Amaro (22) dives for the end zone against the Iowa State Cyclones in the second quarter at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-US PRESSWIRE

Big 12 Power Rankings: TCU and Texas Tech Move Up, Iowa State and Baylor Fall

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 stayed at the #1 spot after their bye week. They will play Kansas for the Governor’s Cup this weekend in Manhattan, Kansas.
  2. West Virginia (4-0, 1-0) – 16 points
    Geno Smith had a Heisman Trophy-like performance in the victory over Baylor. Even though they won by a score of 70-63, they still could not leap KSU in the Through the Phog Rankings.
  3. Texas (4-0, 1-0) – 14 points
    The Longhorns won their first Big 12 Conference game of the season in Stillwater, Oklahoma. David Ash threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns.
  4. TCU (4-0, 1-0) – 12 points
    TCU might have won against SMU, but they barely avoided an upset. Head coach Gary Patterson said “Whoever didn’t screw it up was going to win this game.” Due to the win, the Horned Frogs leaped the Sooners in the Through the Phog Rankings.
  5. Oklahoma (2-1, 0-1) – 10 points
    Oklahoma had a bye this week and will play red hot Texas Tech next week in Lubbock, Texas.
  6. Texas Tech (4-0, 1-0) – 8 points
    Texas Tech tried to prove that they are a team to be taken seriously in the Big 12 this year. Seth Deoge led the Red Raiders to the victory with 331 passing yards and three touchdowns.
  7. Baylor (3-1, 0-1) – 6 points
    Baylor dropped this week in the Through the Phog Rankings due to their 70-63 loss to West Virginia. They let Geno Smith score seven touchdowns on them. Their next game will be at home on October 13th against the TCU Horned Frogs.
  8. Iowa State (3-1, 0-1) – 3 points
    Iowa State fell in the rankings after losing to Texas Tech this past weekend. The Cyclones scored off of an interception to start the game, but could not hold off the Red Raiders in the end. Next week, the Cyclones will play TCU on the road.
  9. Oklahoma State (2-2, 0-1) – 3 points
    The Cowboys dropped their second game of the season against the Texas Longhorns. OSU tried to come back on their final drive, but fell short. They will have a bye week before traveling to Lawrence against the Kansas Jayhawks.
  10. Kansas (1-3, 0-1) – 0 points
    The Jayhawks had a bye week and will play the Kansas State Wildcats this upcoming week.

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