Big 12 Power Rankings: New Number One at the Top

1. Oklahoma State: The Cowboys take over the top spot after continuing to keep pace with Kansas and Kansas State at the top with a win over Oklahoma on Saturday. Oklahoma State previously defeated Texas Tech this week. Next up: Kansas (Wednesday), @West Virginia (Saturday).

2. Kansas: The Jayhawks defeated Kansas State for the second time this season on Monday with ease and followed that with another easy victory over Texas on Saturday. Next up: @Oklahoma State (Wednesday), TCU (Saturday).

3. Kansas State: The Wildcats got back to winning games after defeating Baylor on Saturday. Kansas State holds a 9-3 record in Big 12 conference action, two of these losses coming to Kansas. Next up: West Virginia (Monday), @Texas (Saturday).

4. Oklahoma: The Sooners lost a heart-breaker to Oklahoma State on Saturday in overtime after whipping TCU on Monday this week. Oklahoma is 7-5 in conference. Next up: @ Texas Tech (Wednesday), Baylor (Saturday).

5. Iowa State: The Cyclones lost to Texas on Wednesday in a minor upset, then whipped TCU today. Iowa State stays in a tie with Oklahoma and Baylor with a 7-5 mark in conference. Next up: @Baylor(Wednesday), Texas Tech(Saturday).

6. Baylor: The Bears fell to 7-5 in conference after losing today vs Kansas State. Baylor previously defeated West Virginia on Monday night. Next up: Iowa State (Wednesday), @ Oklahoma (Saturday).

7. West Virginia: Head coach Bob Huggins has this team improving each game. West Virginia is 6-6 in conference after beating Texas Tech on Saturday. West Virginia did lose to Baylor on Monday. Next up: @ Kansas State (Monday), Oklahoma State (Saturday).

8. Texas: The Longhorns lost badly to Kansas on Saturday, after shocking Iowa State on Wednesday. Next up for Texas who is 3-9 in conference is a game at TCU (Tuesday), and Kansas State on Saturday.

9. Texas Tech: The Red Raiders 2-10 in conference after losing twice this week to West Virginia and Oklahoma State. Next up: Oklahoma (Wednesday), @Iowa State (Saturday).

10. TCU: The Horned Frogs got throttled on two different occasions this week in losses to Oklahoma and Iowa State. Next up for TCU who is 1-11 in conference is: Texas (Tuesday), @ Kansas (Saturday).


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Feb 16, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Marcus Smart (33) is a huge reason for his team’s success.  Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Topics: Basketball, Big 12 Conference Rankings

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