Oct 27, 2012; Stillwater OK, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys team takes the field before the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE

Big 12 Power Rankings: Texas and Oklahoma State Move Up, Oklahoma Stays Put at #2


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 (8-0, 5-0) – 18 points (2)
    The Wildcats avoided an upset against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. They only led 13-10 at halftime, but outscored the Red Raiders 42-14 in the second half.
  2. Oklahoma (5-2, 3-1) – 15 points
    Oklahoma lost a tough home game to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Landry Jones threw for 356 yards, but could not score a single touchdown. His only interception came in the fourth quarter to Manti Te’o.
  3. Texas (6-2, 3-2) – 12 points
    Texas almost lost at the hands of the Kansas Jayhawks. Mack Brown pulled David Ash before the final drive of the game and Case McCoy led the Longhorns to victory.
  4. West Virginia (5-2, 2-2) – 12 points
    West Virginia had a bye week in Week 9 and will play the TCU Horned Frogs next week.
  5. Oklahoma State (5-2, 3-1) – 11 points
    Oklahoma State defeated TCU after the Horned Frogs jumped out to a 14-0 lead. Wes Lunt started for the first time since September 15th. He threw for 324 yards and a touchdown.
  6. Texas Tech (6-2, 3-2) – 10 points
    Texas Tech tried to show the Big 12 that they were for real and could run with the big boys. Instead, they fell apart in the second half and let KSU pull away with the win.
  7. Iowa State (5-3, 2-3) – 5 points
    Iowa State kept the Baylor Bears from getting their first conference win. Steele Jantz started for the Cyclones and set career highs with 381 passing yards and five touchdowns.
  8. TCU (5-3, 2-3) – 5 points
    TCU jumped out to an early 14-0 led over Oklahoma State, but could not hold on as the Cowboys scored 36 straight points. TCU now is 1-3 since the suspension of Casey Pachall.
  9. Baylor (3-4, 0-4) – 2 points
    Baylor is still without a win in the Big 12. They lost to the Iowa State Cyclones this week. Next week, they will go up against win less Kansas in a battle for their first conference win.
  10. Kansas (1-7, 0-5) – 0 points
    The Jayhawks almost beat the Texas Longhorns this past weekend. They only threw the ball a total of nine times and did not throw a single pass in the second and third quarters. James Sims led the Kansas rushing attack with a total of 176 yards.

(*) – First Place Votes

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