Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 4


1. University of Oklahoma (4-0)

After getting off to a slow start against the Baylor Bears last Saturday, the Sooners separated themselves in the fourth quarter and won 49-41. It was not a very impressive or convincing win against a winless Baylor team, but a win nonetheless. Oklahoma is now 1-0 in Big 12 play and is ranked number three in the country. They have a bye this weekend.

2. Texas Christian University (4-0)

The biggest game of the weekend ended with TCU defeating Oklahoma State 44-31 in a game where the Horned Frogs dominated. The huge win boosted TCU from number 16 to number nine in the country. Quarterback Kenny Hill continues to improve every game, and the defense continues to get stops. They have a bye this weekend.

3. Oklahoma State (3-1)

After suffering a big loss in their first conference game, OSU looks to rebound against Texas Tech this weekend. The Cowboys had no answer for TCU on either side of the ball and fell from number six in the country to number 15. Texas Tech is undefeated, but Lubbock, Texas, will be rocking this weekend when Oklahoma State comes to town.

4. West Virginia University (3-1)

After a win over the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, the Mountaineers head into a bye week where they will prepare to face TCU when they return. They will have to play better than they did against KU.

5. Texas Tech (3-0)

It was a close call in Houston, but the Red Raiders got the job done and remain undefeated. This weekend Oklahoma State comes to town to try to hand them their first loss. We will see what Tech is made of in this Big 12 matchup on Saturday night in Lubbock, Texas.

6. Kansas State (2-1)

Coming off a bye, the Wildcats should be more than ready to handle a winless Baylor Bearsw team in Manhattan, Kansas on Saturday. This is a chance for the Cats to make a statement and prove that they are still Big 12 contenders after their tough loss the Vanderbilt.

7. Iowa State (2-2)

The Cyclones have jumped ahead into their week five game, squaring up with the Texas Longhorns on Thursday. Iowa State’s home crowd should have given them momentum for the matchup, but Texas won 17-7. Iowa State will play against the Oklahoma Sooners next weekend.

8. University of Texas (2-2)

The Longhorns defeated the Iowa State Cyclones after having a week off to recover from their tough loss to USC. They will look ahead to Oct. 7 when they face K-State in Austin, Texas.

9. Baylor (0-4)

Baylor stuck around Oklahoma for three quarters on Saturday and showed that they could play. Still winless, the Bears head to Manhattan to face a K-State team that is looking to bounce back.

10. University of Kansas (1-3)

Kansas continues to struggle. They fell 56-34 to West Virginia at home and limp into the bye week. They will look to bounce back in week six against Texas Tech.