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Oklahoma Sooners Football | Big 12 Power Rankings: Kansas Sits Firmly at No. 10

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Do we have a new leader this week?

NCAA Football: Kansas at Oklahoma Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Last Week’s Rankings

Oklahoma (6-2, 5-0) - The Sooners had a layup on Saturday night in the form of a matchup against Kansas’ football squad, so we didn’t really learn anything new about this team. The Sooners are the conference’s lone undefeated team, but they still haven’t faced the next three schools in our rankings.

Oklahoma State (6-2, 4-1) - Oklahoma State should only have one loss at this point and could just as easily be undefeated. The running game is starting to come along, and the offensive line answered some questions in terms of pass protection of Saturday against West Virginia, allowing only one sack. They already have faced Baylor and WVU, so the Pokes could be in good position to play for a Big 12 title when they come to Norman on Dec. 3.

West Virginia (6-1, 3-1) - After all of the good things I just said about OSU, West Virginia could have won the game on Saturday had they taken care of the football. They play Kansas this week before heading to Austin the following week.

Baylor (6-1, 3-1) - I wanted Baylor to be undefeated for the matchup with Oklahoma on Nov. 12, and I can’t admit to being happy about a Texas victory. However, I did crack a bit of a smile when I saw the final score on Saturday, and I don’t think I was alone.

Kansas State (5-3, 3-2) - The Wildcats survived in Ames on Saturday, but they now have to play OSU and Baylor in back-to-back games. There’s definitely a lot of potential for movement in the coming weeks.

Texas (4-4, 2-3) - Charlie Strong is likely doomed at Texas, but he’ll auditioning for other jobs for the rest of this season. He definitely helped himself in that regard with a huge win over Baylor.

Texas Tech (4-4, 2-3) - In what was likely the most surprising development in the Big 12 this season, Texas Tech and TCU each scored 17 points in regulation against each other. Tech came out on top in overtime to take a little bit of heat off of Kliff, and they’ll face the Longhorns in Lubbock this week to put themselves in position to reach a bowl game.

TCU (4-4, 2-3) - TCU’s only conference wins are against Kansas and Iowa State, and their remaining schedule consists of a trip to Baylor, a home game against Okie State, a trip to Austin, and a home finale against Bill Snyder. Gary Patterson is in danger of missing out on a bowl game for the second time in four seasons.

Iowa State (1-7, 0-5) - The Cyclones keep playing people close, but they still haven’t broken through in conference play. It probably won’t happen until they play the Jayhawks in Lawrence on Nov. 12, and even that won’t be a guaranteed win.

Kansas (1-7, 0-5) - Mark Mangino is cackling in a dark corner somewhere...