Big 12 Power Rankings: Texas and West Virginia Fall, Oklahoma Moves Up to #2

Oct 13, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooner cornerback Aaron Colvin (14) celebrates with the golden hat trophy after the game against the Texas Longhorns during the red river rivalry at the Cotton Bowl. The Sooners beat the Longhorns 63-21. 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 (6-0, 3-0) – 18 points (2)
    The Wildcats improved to 6-0 on the season, but it was not easy. Iowa State tried to upset yet another ranked Big 12 team, but Collin Klein’s three rushing touchdowns help the Wildcats beat the Cyclones.
  2. Oklahoma (4-1, 2-1) – 16 points
    Oklahoma completely blew out the Longhorns this weekend. Landry Jones broke the all-times wins record at Oklahoma and Blake Bell scored four rushing touchdowns.
  3. West Virginia (5-1, 2-1) – 13 points
    West Virginia suffered their first Big 12 Conference loss in school history. The Mountaineers could not get their offense going as Geno Smith only threw one touchdown in the game.
  4. Texas Tech (5-1, 2-1) – 11 points
    Texas Tech had their way with the Mountaineers in Lubbock, Texas. Seth Doege fueled the Red Raiders offense as he had six touchdowns on the day.
  5. Iowa State (4-2, 1-2) – 8 points
    The Cyclones could not finish the upset over Kansas State. They are 4-2 on the season and will play the Oklahoma State Cowboys next week.
  6. TCU (5-1, 2-1) – 8 points
    TCU bounced back after losing to Iowa State last week. Trevone Boykin had a complete turnaround as he had four passing touchdowns and zero interceptions in the game. The Horned Frogs will play the Red Raiders next week.
  7. Texas (4-2, 1-2) – 8 points
    Texas lost a big game to the Oklahoma Sooners. David Ash was replaced during the game and threw two interceptions. Case McCoy came in a scored two touchdowns for the Longhorns, but Texas could not get the win. They will play Baylor next week.
  8. Oklahoma State (3-2, 1-1) – 6 points
    Oklahoma State got the win against Kansas, but they were not the same team on offense. They were held to a total of 371 yards on offense and Joseph Randle could not get into the endzone at all.
  9. Baylor (3-2, 0-2) – 2 points
    Baylor fell a part on offense against TCU. Nick Florence threw four interceptions and handed the Horned Frogs the win.
  10. Kansas(1-5, 0-3) – 0 points
    The Kansas defense played a nice game against Oklahoma State. Dayne Crist was also pulled from the game after the Cowboys took a 20-0 lead. Michael Cummings came in for the Jayhawks an pulled the team within 6 points, but Kansas still lost.

(*) – First Place Votes

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

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