The Big 12 went crazy last weekend and subsequently so did our power rankings. A total of nine teams make a move. We have a new #1 this week and Oklahoma State is back at #2. The Sooners drop two spots to #3, Texas Tech is up one and Texas rounds out the Top 5.

Kansas State takes the biggest drop this week, indicating that we’ve pretty much given up on the Wildcats.

The way too harsh award this week goes to Craig who has West Virginia all the way down at #8 after dropping a road game against the team he voted #1.

The homer award belongs to Rich this week for only dropping Oklahoma one spot following their loss.

Rich and Zack also get the no love award this week for only bumping Iowa State to #7.

Consensus Big 12 Football Power Rankings

Team Points Opponent/Result Last Week
TCU 40 West Virginia/W 31-24 2
Oklahoma State 35 BYE 3
Oklahoma 33 Iowa State/L 38-31 1
Texas Tech 24 At Kansas/W 65-19 5
Texas 24 Kansas State/W 40-34 7
West Virginia 20 At TCU/L 31-24 6
Iowa State 20 At Oklahoma/W 38-31 8
Kansas State 12 At Texas/L 40-34 4
Baylor 7 BYE 9
Kansas 5 Texas Tech/L 65-19 9

 

Craig

The Horned Frogs picked up another impressive win this week against the Mountaineers. TCU now has the two biggest wins in conference play as they also beat the Pokes a few weeks ago. Undefeated on the season and the highest ranked team in the conference, TCU has to be number 1.

Decided the next two teams in the top 3 was extremely difficult this week. The Cowboys seemed to have earned the second spot after seeing how legit both TCU and Texas Tech are. Sure, they lost to TCU, but they did pick up a win against a deadly Texas Tech team on the road.

The Sooners drop from the top spot to third on my list after their horrible loss to Iowa State. I still think Oklahoma could be the best team in the conference, but after losing at home coming off a bye week they have to drop. The Sooners certainly have a lot to figure out if they want to end up at the top at the end of the year.

No movement at all for me on the bottom of my list. Both the Jayhawks and the Bears are struggling tremendously. I’m sticking to my opinion that Baylor is in the bottom spot until they pick up a win this season. These two teams meet in week 10 and it will a battle to see who is the best of the worst.

Matt

The mighty fall and the humble rise. Oklahoma still has the most impressive win for the Big 12 Conference this season but TCU is sitting on the most impressive overall resume. Frogs are the new #1.

Suddenly Oklahoma State’s home loss to TCU isn’t looking as bad as it did two weeks ago. The Pokes are moving back to the same #2 spot where they started the season.

Would the real Oklahoma Sooners please stand up? We need to know if this is the team that we saw during the first three weeks of the season or the team we’ve seen the last two games.

Baylor and Kansas are no longer a coin toss for tenth place. Despite being winless on the season, the Bears are clearly playing better football than the Jayhawks.

Rich

There’s a complete reshuffling happing thanks to a few surprise victories over the weekend. As the only unbeaten in the conference, it’s easy to place the TCU Horned Frogs at the top of the list.

Just behind them, the Oklahoma Sooners still have one of the most impressive wins of the year. It’s the reason I’ve kept OU just ahead of their counterpart and in-State rival, Oklahoma State.

As far as the bottom is concerned there are not changes. Baylor had the week off but remains winless this year. On the other hand KU is at the bottom of the pile with no change in sight.

Zack

The Horned Frogs stand alone as the Big 12’s lone undefeated team, and they have earned the number one spot based upon recent victories over Oklahoma State and West Virginia. They play Kansas State in Manhattan this weekend, so they could be on upset watch this week.

A bye week never hurts anyone, especially when teams ahead of you take an L. I put Oklahoma State just a hair ahead of the Sooners based on quality of loss and Oklahoma’s is more recent.

Losing to Iowa State at home could be one of the worst losses in the last decade or so for the Sooners, but don’t expect it to slow them down headed the Red River Rivalry this weekend. I feel bad for the Longhorns, who are on a high after beating Kansas State in overtime. Baker Mayfield is going to show no mercy this weekend.

For the first time all season, the Bears move out of the 10th spot in my rankings. Just like Oklahoma State, Baylor only moves up because they had a bye week and a team in front of them (Kansas) lost. Depending upon how they play against Oklahoma State this weekend, the Bears could be back at number 10 next week.

Oh, Kansas. Basketball season is coming soon, and with it will be the sweet relief from the horrible beat downs on your own home turf. The Jayhawks are back at their basement-dwelling spot after getting destroyed by Texas Tech in Lawrence.

Heartland’s Week 7 Big 12 Football Power Rankings

Craig Matt Rich Zack
TCU TCU TCU TCU
Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Oklahoma Oklahoma State
Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma State Oklahoma
Texas Tech Texas Texas Texas Tech
Iowa State Iowa State Texas Tech West Virginia
Texas West Virginia West Virginia Texas
West Virginia Texas Tech Iowa State Iowa State
Kansas State Kansas State Kansas State Kansas State
Kansas Baylor Baylor Baylor
Baylor Kansas Kansas  Kansas

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