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Oklahoma Sooners Football | Big 12 Power Rankings: Sooners Drop a Spot

Oklahoma’s defense costs the Sooners in this week’s rankings

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Last Week’s Rankings

  1. West Virginia (6-0, 3-0) - Once again, the Mountaineer defense looked solid (300 yards allowed), and Skyler Howard played well (16-23, 231, 4-0). It’s safe to say that they look better than anyone in the league, and I don’t think anyone would dispute that. A big test, however, comes in Stillwater this weekend.
  2. Baylor (6-0, 3-0) - The Bears were off this week, but they benefitted from not allowing 854 yards of total offense. Additionally, that early-season win over SMU is looking a bit better after the Mustangs defeated Houston (who beat OU).
  3. Oklahoma (5-2, 4-0) - This defense better get healthy and Mike Stoops needs to pull his head out of his rear end if OU is going to stand a chance against Baylor. I’m not overly confident.
  4. Oklahoma State (5-2, 3-1) - The Pokes were off last week, but they have a huge matchup coming up this week with WVU. Will a loss drop them in the power rankings? Honestly, I’m not certain.
  5. Kansas State (4-3, 2-2) - Bill Snyder’s team has already faced Oklahoma and West Virginia, and they haven’t faced Iowa State and Kansas yet. K-State will go bowling once again this year in all likelihood.
  6. TCU (4-3, 2-2) - Hope is still there for a decent season, but the Frogs haven’t looked like a solid team at any point this year.
  7. Texas (3-4, 1-3) - Charlie Strong is as good as gone, and the Horns will now have to win two of the following four games to become bowl eligible: Baylor, at Texas Tech, WVU, TCU. We’ll give them a win over Kansas for now, but the Jayhawks have looked a bit feisty as of late.
  8. Texas Tech (3-4, 1-3) - Kingsbury is in real danger of missing a bowl game this year, but he has a Travis Ford-esque contract. The Red Raiders are likely stuck with Coach Bro Chill.
  9. Iowa State (1-6, 0-4) - Matt Campbell has a chance for a signature win this week in the 2016 edition of Farmageddon.
  10. Kansas (1-6, 0-4) - We’re actually seeing some fight from Kansas this year, which is kind of refreshing.