In the most recent AP Poll, it appears as though one conference continues to lose ground. The SEC — once touted as the best conference in the nation — finds three programs in the top twenty-five. That’s a mark the SEC has not witnessed since 2009 during the BCS Era. Unfortunately for the likes of Paul Finebaum, that number also ranks behind all other Power 5 conferences.

AP Poll Top 25 college football rankings for Week 7

1 Alabama
2 Clemson
3 Penn State
4 Georgia
5 Washington
6 TCU
7 Wisconsin
8 Washington State
9 Ohio State
10 Auburn
11 Miami
12 Oklahoma
13 USC
14 Oklahoma State
15 Virginia Tech
16 Notre Dame
17 Michigan
18 South Florida
19 San Diego State
20 NC State
21 Michigan State
21 UCF
23 Stanford
24 Texas Tech
25 Navy

Others receiving votes: Georgia Tech 39, West Virginia 26, Louisville 25, Utah 17, LSU 9, Florida 9, Kentucky 6, Iowa State 5, Texas A&M 4, Memphis 2.

The Big 12, on the other hand, finds four teams from the conference inside the top twenty-five with a fifth knocking on the door. However, the biggest tumble of the week belongs to the Oklahoma Sooners. After losing to Iowa State in Norman, the crimson and cream falls to No. 12 nationally.

As far as Oklahoma State is concerned, the Cowboys up a slot. Remaining firmly inside the top fifteen, OSU has the meat of the schedule ahead and could continue to rise. Who will be crowned Big 12 Champion when it’s all said and done?