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2019 Final Big 12 Football Power Rankings

M. Hofeld

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And just like that the 2019 college football regular season came to a close. The only thing left to resolve is the Big 12 title which will go to either Baylor or Oklahoma. Should the Sooners win their fifth in a row on Saturday then nothing would change the following week. Should Baylor end Oklahoma’s run then they would simply swap places with the Sooners in the rankings.

Keeping up with a season long trend, we’ve had some trouble ranking the middle of the pack. Texas (up two spots from last week) ends up tied with Iowa State (down one spot) at #5 in our final rankings.

Kansas State also gets a bump up from a week ago, as does West Virginia. TCU takes the biggest drop this week.

Heartland Sports Final Big 12 Power Rankings

RankingPoints
1. Oklahoma40
2. Baylor36
3. Oklahoma State32
4. Kansas State27
5. Iowa State21
5. Texas21
7. West Virginia18
8. TCU14
9. Texas Tech7
10. Kansas5

Mark 

1. Oklahoma | The Sooners had a dominant victory in Stillwater and now will play for their 5th consecutive Big 12 Championship.

2. Baylor | Baylor gears up to avenge their second half collapse against the Sooners after having their most dominant win of the season against Kansas.

3. Oklahoma State |  Another disappointing end to a promising season for Mike Gundy and the Cowboys. Hopefully Spencer Sanders will be healthy enough for the bowl practices, and game, to build into next season.  

4. Kansas State

5. Iowa State

6. Texas

7. TCU

8. West Virginia

9. Kansas | The Jayhawks finished the season with a whimper by losing 61-6 to a good Baylor team. But there has still been a lot of signs of improvement in the program. It’ll be fun to see how they build on it next season.

10. Texas Tech | The Red Raiders started the game off hot against Texas but in the end Texas blew them out on black Friday and cemented them in my final spot. 

Craig

1. Oklahoma | After picking up a win against Oklahoma State on Saturday, the Sooners finish the regular season as the undisputed best team in the conference. With a better defense on their side, Oklahoma will look to win their 5th straight conference championship.

2. Baylor | I don’t think anyone saw the Bears finishing the regular season ranked in the top 10. They’ll get one more shot at Oklahoma in the championship game.

3. Oklahoma State | The Pokes might have been the second biggest surprise this season behind Baylor. In what was supposed to be a rebuilding season, Oklahoma State exceeded expectations.

4. Kansas State

5. Iowa State

6. Texas

7. West Virginia

8. TCU

9. Texas Tech | Tough season for the Red Raiders. After undergoing a coaching staff change, it’s safe to say the future looks uncertain in Lubbock.

10. Kansas | The Jayhawks did not get to five wins this season like I thought they would. However, I still think this team is heading in the right direction.

Zack

1. Oklahoma | It’s clear the Sooners are the best in the conference. I don’t anticipate the Big 12 Championship game to do anything but prove this even more.

2. Baylor | The Bears were the biggest surprise for the Big 12 this season. They’re good, but not good enough to beat Oklahoma, even in a high-stakes rematch.

3. Oklahoma State | The Cowboys did not play well in Bedlam on Saturday. Blame the injuries all you want, but the Sooners are just a great team. 

4. West Virginia

5. Kansas State

6. Texas

7. Iowa State

8. TCU

9. Texas Tech | The Red Raiders had some signs early that they might be decent, but woof…they finished the season on a rough note.

10. Kansas | Back to reality for the Jayhawks. Les Miles made some minor improvements this season, but it’s going to take more than one season for him to turn this program around in any sense of the word.

Matt 

1. Oklahoma | Its amazing how much better the Sooners look when they don’t turn the ball over. Saturday night in Stillwater was one of the best overall performances we’ve seen from OU in a while.

2. Baylor | Making a statement to close out the regular season, the Bears crushed Kansas 61-6 in Lawrence.

3. Oklahoma State | I can’t drop the Cowboys for losing to Oklahoma. Truth is, this has been a good season where Mike Gundy has exceeded expectations.

4. Kansas State

5. Texas

6. Iowa State

7. West Virginia

8. TCU

9. Texas Tech | Its only year one for Matt Wells and you have to think better days are ahead in Lubbock.

10. Kansas | Les Miles had a chance to not be placed in the basement but the Jayhawks couldn’t quite grasp hold of it. KU has a great recruiting class lined up and for the first time in years there is real enthusiasm around the football off-season.

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