1. Mason Rudolph, junior QB, Oklahoma State
Rudolph can’t be dropped this week after another great performance against Iowa State. He had 351 yards passing and four touchdowns in the comeback win.
2. Patrick Mahomes II, junior QB, Texas Tech
Mahomes had a very good game, especially in the first half, against Kansas State on Saturday. He had 504 passing yards, as well as two passing and three rushing touchdowns. He moves from No. 6 to No. 2 because of this.
3. Shock Linwood, senior RB, Baylor
Linwood and the Bears had this week off, so he moves back one spot. He has more than 450 yards of rushing this season and is a key for this Baylor team to stay undefeated.
4. Jonathan Giles, sophomore WR, Texas Tech
Giles didn’t have his best game against the Wildcats this past weekend as he only had four catches for 49 yards. I’ll give him one more week in the top five, but he must produce this week.
5. D’Onta Foreman, junior RB, Texas
Foreman moves up three spots this week as he has become a staple in this Texas offense. He had 25 carries for 159 yards this past week in the Red River Rivalry against Oklahoma.
6. Dede Westbrook, senior WR, Oklahoma
Westbrook moves up to No. 6 this week after a big performance Saturday. He will keep moving up if he keeps up this pace. He had three touchdowns and 232 receiving yards against Texas.
7. Taj Williams, junior WR, TCU
Williams and junior quarterback Kenny Hill both will want to forget this past Saturday as Williams only had one catch for 18 yards. I’m giving him a break, but he needs to play better against the Mountaineers on Oct. 22 after TCU’s bye week this week.
8. Baker Mayfield, junior QB, Oklahoma
Mayfield is heating up with five touchdowns in the past two weeks and more than 550 yards thrown in the past two weeks. This is the player that Oklahoma has been expecting all season, but is just now getting. Mayfield will keep moving up if he keeps playing at the level he is.
9. Samaje Perine, junior RB, Oklahoma
Perine had 214 rushing yards against Texas and breaks into the top 10 for the first time this season. He had two touchdowns in the winning effort and averaged more than six yards per rush. He’s a playmaker, and the Sooners need him to be moving forward.
10. Kenny Hill, junior QB, TCU
Hill was really bad against Kansas on Saturday and had a game to forget, despite getting a win. He had three interceptions to a bad defense and only one touchdown through the air. The Horned Frogs will have their hands full Oct. 22 when they take on West Virginia on the road.