Nov 17, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Iowa State Cyclones wide receiver Josh Lenz (19) is congratulated by wide receiver Quenton Bundrage (9) after catching a touchdown against the Kansas Jayhawks in the second half at Memorial Stadium. Iowa State won the game 51-23. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Big 12 Power Rankings After Week Twelve


Nov 17, 2012; Waco, TX, USA; Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein (7) on the ground after being hit during the game against the Baylor Bears at Floyd Casey Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

1. Kansas State (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) – 18 points (two first-place votes) (LW: 1)

The Wildcats got bounced from the top spot in the BCS Rankings after losing 52-24 to the Baylor Bears. Collin Klein threw a season-high three interceptions. After cracking open the history books, KSU lost to Baylor at the exact point of the season that #2 Oklahoma State lost to Iowa State in 2011.

2. Oklahoma (8-2, 6-1 Big 12) – 16 points
(LW: 2)

The Sooners avoided a huge upset at the hands of West Virginia. Landry Jones threw six touchdowns as OU edged out the Mountaineers by one point.

3. Texas (8-2, 5-2 Big 12) – 14 points (LW: 3)

Texas had a bye week and will take on TCU on Thanksgiving day.

4. Oklahoma State (7-3, 5-2 Big 12) – 12 points (LW: 4)

Oklahoma State absolutely dominated the Texas Tech Red Raiders 59-21 last week. Isaiah Anderson gave Clint Chelf a target to throw to as he recorded 174 receiving yards on four receptions. He also had four touchdowns in the game.

5. TCU (6-4, 3-4 Big 12) – 9 points (LW: 6)

TCU had a bye week and will take on Texas on Thanksgiving day.

6. Iowa State (6-5, 3-5 Big 12) – 8 points (LW: 8)

Iowa State beat the Kansas Jayhawks with the help of their backup quarterback. Sam Richardson came in on the team’s third possession of the game and caught fire. He finished the game with 250 passing yards and four touchdowns.

7. Texas Tech (7-4, 4-4 Big 12) – 7 points (LW: 5)

Texas Tech witnessed a huge loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Seth Doege threw for 230 yards, but could not get the touchdowns like he usually does. He threw one touchdown compared to two interceptions. Texas Tech turned the ball over a total of three times compared to Oklahoma State’s zero times.

8. Baylor (5-5, 2-5 Big 12) – 5 points (LW: 9)

Baylor pulled off the biggest upset of the week against Kansas State. Last season on November 18th, ISU defeated #2 Oklahoma State on a game-winning field goal. The difference this year was that Baylor dominated Kansas State. The Bears outscored the Wildcats 24-7 in the fourth quarter.

9. West Virginia (5-5, 2-5 Big 12) – 2 points (LW: 7)

The West Virginia Mountaineers had their Big 12 conference losing streak pushed to five games after their loss to Oklahoma. Geno Smith threw for 320 yards and scored four touchdowns. However, WVU still lost by one point. The Mountaineers have two more Big 12 games left against Iowa State and Kansas.

10. Kansas (1-10, 0-8 Big 12) – 0 points (LW: 10)

The Jayhawks got torched by the Iowa State Cyclones as they lost their tenth straight game of the season. KU turned the ball over a total of four times compared to ISU’s one turnover. James Sims was also held to only 81 rushing yards on twenty carries. This ended his 100-yard game streak at six games.

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