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Oct 6, 2012; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones linebacker A.J. Klein (47) tackles Texas Christian Horned Frogs receiver Brandon Carter (3) at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Big 12 Power Rankings: Iowa State Moves Up to #5, TCU Falls to #8

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 (5-0, 2-0) – 17 points (1)
    The Wildcats won the Sunflower Showdown against the Kansas Jayhawks. The first half was close, but the Wildcats pulled away in the second half to win the game and stay unbeaten.
  2. West Virginia(5-0, 2-0) – 17 points (1)
    West Virginia got a big conference win against Texas this past weekend. Many said that the Mountaineers would not be able to match up well against the Longhorns. Geno Smith threw four touchdowns and since has not thrown an interception this year.
  3. Oklahoma (3-1, 1-1) – 14 points
    The Sooners played the Texas Tech Red Raiders this past weekend. The defense for Oklahoma got the job done as they did not let Seth Doege throw a single touchdown. Instead, they forced him to throw three interceptions.
  4. Texas (4-1, 1-1) – 12 points
    The Longhorns lost their first game of the year to West Virginia. They tried to repeat the last second magic they experience against Oklahoma State, but West Virginia shut the door. Joe Bergeron had a nice game for Texas as he rushed for 45 yards and four touchdowns.
  5. Iowa State (4-1, 1-1) – 9 points
    The Cyclones were able to take advantage of a weakened TCU team this past weekend. They forced TCU’s new starting quarterback to throw three interceptions in the game with one being for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Jared Barnett got the start for ISU and threw three touchdowns.
  6. Baylor (3-1, 0-1) – 7 points
    Baylor had a bye this week and with take on the unranked TCU Horned Frogs. It has been announced that Casey Pachall will not play in the game.
  7. Texas Tech (4-1, 1-1) – 6 points
    The Red Raiders lost to the Oklahoma Sooners this weekend. There next game will be against Geno Smith and #5 West Virginia.
  8. TCU (4-1, 1-1) – 6 points
    The Horned Frogs suffered a huge loss with the suspension of Casey Pachall. It was announced this week that Pachall will not play football in 2012 and will leave the school.
  9. Oklahoma State (2-2, 0-1) – 3 points
    The Cowboys had a bye this week and their next game will be against the Kansas Jayhawks.
  10. Kansas(1-4, 0-2) – 0 points
    Kansas played a tough first half against Kansas State, but Dayne Crist fell apart in the second half. Costly turnovers where key in the loss to the Wildcats.

(*) – First Place Votes

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