Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 7

Kansas State defensive back D.J. Reed intercepts the ball intended for University of Texas at Austin wide receiver Lorenzo Joe during the football match between Kansas State University and University of Texas, Austin at Darrell K Royal Stadium on Oct. 7th, 2017. (Photo by Cooper Kinley | Collegian Media Group)

1. Texas Christian University (5-0)

There’s a new leader in the Big 12 conference. The Horned Frogs are continuing to dominate, moving up in the national rankings to number six. They will continue their pursuit of a perfect season and a College Football Playoff run. Kenny Hill continues to improve as quarterback, and the Horned Frogs’ defense is suffocating. TCU is the last undefeated team in the Big 12, but they face a tough game at Kansas State this weekend.

2. University of Oklahoma (4-1)

It was a weekend to forget for the Sooners, who suffered their first loss of the season to an unranked Iowa State team. TCU is now in the driver’s seat for the Big 12, but the two teams will meet up later in the season. This week, the Sooners play against the University of Texas Longhorns in one of the most historic rivalries in college football.

3. Oklahoma State (4-1)

Oklahoma State had a bye week this past weekend. The Cowboys will go head to head with the Baylor Bears in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Saturday.

4. University of Texas (3-2)

The Longhorns came away with a huge win against K-State, pulling it off in double overtime. Texas has made steady improvements every single week and looks like a team on the rise. This weekend, they have a chance to prove themselves in the Red River Rivalry against the Oklahoma Sooners.

5. West Virginia University (3-2)

The Mountaineers took a tough loss to TCU this weekend, but they did put up quite the fight. Even after a loss, West Virginia proved they can compete with the top teams in the nation. This weekend brings another tough test as they face up with the number 24 team in the country, Texas Tech.

6. Texas Tech (4-1)

The Red Raiders have impressed a lot of teams in the Big 12 this season. They recovered after a tough loss to Oklahoma State with a win over the University of Kansas this weekend. Texas Tech and West Virginia will square up on Saturday in what should be a real battle.

7. Iowa State (3-2)

The Cyclones pulled off what might be the upset of the year with their win over Oklahoma this past week. This weekend, Iowa State may go 2-1 in conference play when they play KU at home.

8. Kansas State (3-2)

The Wildcats took a heartbreaking loss in Austin, Texas, this weekend, falling in overtime to the Texas Longhorns. With back-to-back games against TCU and Oklahoma coming up for K-State, the Wildcats are looking at games that will make them or break them.

9. Baylor (0-5)

The Bears are coming off a bye week, still winless, and heading to Stillwater, Oklahoma, to face a tough Oklahoma State team.

10. University of Kansas (1-4)

Another week at the bottom for the Jayhawks. Coming off a bye week, they will head to Iowa State to face a Cyclones team that is fresh off a win against the number three team in the country.