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2019 Big 12 Football Power Rankings | Week 7

M. Hofeld


Heartland Sports Week 7 Big 12 Power Rankings

We finally have a bit of a shake up in the power rankings this week. Oklahoma State fell hard, dropping from #3 last week to #7. Meanwhile Iowa State improved three spots in our poll and Baylor makes its way into the Top 3.

This week we found consensus in our top four, which is the most we’ve had at the top since the season began. In the bottom half of the poll we only agreed on Kansas being #10.

1. Oklahoma40
2. Texas36
3. Baylor32
4. Iowa State28
5. Texas Tech22
6. TCU18
7. Oklahoma State17
8. West Virginia13
9. Kansas State10
10. Kansas4


1. Oklahoma | The Sooners got off to a sluggish start in Lawrence, but they played well enough to maintain their top spot. They’re not going anywhere unless they somehow lose.

2. Texas | It wasn’t pretty, and West Virginia isn’t that good, but the Longhorns won, and that’s good enough for now.

3. Baylor | 5-0? For real. Hmm. Let’s see how long this lasts.

4. Iowa State

5. Texas Tech

6. Oklahoma State

7. TCU

8. Kansas State

9. West Virginia | They’re improving, but they’re still losing.

10. Kansas | They played the Sooners tough for a while, but they still lost, so they’re still last. 


1. Oklahoma | Although the Sooners didn’t have their best performance of the season against the Jayhawks last week, they still remain the team to beat. As the Red River Rivalry game approaches this weekend it will be time for Oklahoma to face their first real test of the season.

2. Texas | The Longhorns went on the road to Morgantown and delivered an impressive win. Texas will be ready to go against the Sooners, but their secondary will be very thin due to injuries. We will find out without a doubt who is the best team in the conference this weekend.

3. Baylor | The Bears seem to be back on the right track after a few tough seasons. Baylor is 5-0 and in the top 25 for the first time in years. No one should be underestimating the Bears this year.

4. Iowa State

5. West Virginia

6. Texas Tech

7. TCU

8. Oklahoma State

9. Kansas State | KSU looked pretty solid during non-conference play, but has since only produced 25 points on offense since starting league play. The Wildcats will need to produce a lot more on offense in order to keep a winning record down the stretch.

10. Kansas | The Jayhawks have shown great improvement this year, but it still isn’t enough. They may pull off an upset or two down the road, but this season looks like another tough one for Kansas.


1. Oklahoma | As one of two undefeated teams in the conference, the Sooners have experience at quarterback most don’t. Behind a business like mentality, OU remains the only elite team in the league.

2. Texas | The defensive struggles are real and concerning. Combined with the lack of a rushing attack, the Longhorns have played more close games than anticipated. Yet UT finds a way to win. It’s for that sole reason Texas remains at No. 2 this week.

3. Baylor | The culture change is finally bringing about win after win for the Bears. I’m not naive enough to think Baylor is better than Oklahoma or Texas at this point. Matt Rhule’s program must earn that right still…

4. Iowa State (back on track finally)

5. TCU

6. Texas Tech

7. Oklahoma State

8. West Virginia

9. Kansas State | After an exciting start to the season, the Wildcats are crashing back down toward earth. As one of two teams unable to secure a conference win, this group is trend downward. It’s not a good look for the KSU faithful.

10. Kansas | The Jayhawks continue to struggle on both sides of the ball. The offense was held to 7 points through three quarters this past week. Les Miles may be a big name but he’s got his work cut out in order to be successful.


1. Oklahoma | The Sooners have cruised through their first five games of the season but will face their toughest test yet against Texas at the Cotton Bowl the weekend. A win there and we can start talking about OU running the table.

2. Texas | Either the Sooners or the Longhorns are going to have the inside track to the Big 12 championship game after this weekend.

3. Baylor | I would like to point out that I was the only one in this group who had the Bears ranked #3, ahead of Oklahoma State, last week. Moving to 5-0 on the season has the rest of the crew buying in now.

4. Iowa State

5. Texas Tech

6. Oklahoma State

7. TCU

8. Kansas State

9. West Virginia | Austin Kendall threw four interceptions against Texas in what ultimately was an 11-point loss. Talk about letting opportunity slip on by.

10. Kansas | I’m running out of ways to say that the Jayhawks are improved but still the worst in the conference.

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