Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings: Wild week of conference play significantly shuffles order

Who came out on top in our Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings?

Nov 10, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA;  The Big 12 Conference logo is seen on the court during the Cincinnati game
Nov 10, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; The Big 12 Conference logo is seen on the court during the Cincinnati game / Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
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Jan 13, 2024; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Houston Cougars guard Emanuel Sharp (21) drives to the basket
Jan 13, 2024; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Houston Cougars guard Emanuel Sharp (21) drives to the basket / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

4. Houston Cougars (14-2, 1-2 Big 12)

Last week's games
57-53 loss at Iowa State
68-67 loss at TCU

There were questions regarding whether Houston was ready for the Big 12 gauntlet after a weak nonconference schedule, and they were answered last week. They lost consecutive games on the road, albeit to very good squads. Perhaps the Cougars can return to their roots of hard-nosed, defensive-minded basketball now that they don't bear the No. 2 national ranking on their chest anymore.