Baylor jumps and an improved Kansas team moves up in the power rankings

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K-State blocks a punt and recovers the loose ball during their game against TCU at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Oct. 19, 2019. The Wildcats took the Horned Frogs 24-17. (Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)

10. West Virginia Mountaineers

The Mountaineers were the latest victim of the dominant Oklahoma Sooners and fell 52-14 in Norman, Oklahoma, on Saturday.

Junior quarterback Austin Kendell threw for 182 yards and two touchdowns in his return to Oklahoma. Kendell transferred from Oklahoma to West Virginia following last season.

Junior wide receiver T.J. Simmons had six receptions for 74 yards and two touchdowns.

The Mountaineers have struggled to put points on the board with only 159 total points through seven games.

The Mountaineers will get a much-needed bye week before taking on undefeated Baylor in week 10.

9. Kansas Jayhawks

The Jayhawks came out swinging against Texas coming off a bye week, but fell just short of an upset to lose 50-48 on Saturday.

Kansas had a big day from senior quarterback Carter Stanley who threw for 310 yards and four touchdowns.

Sophomore running back Pooka Williams Jr. rushed for 190 yards and two touchdowns and bumped up to second in rushing in the Big 12.

If the Jayhawks can put up these kind of numbers on a weekly basis, it could shake up the bottom half of the Big 12. Consistency has already been a huge factor for KU so far in the Les Miles era.

The Jayhawks look to keep the momentum rolling in a home matchup against Texas Tech on Saturday at 6 p.m. on Fox Sports One.

8. TCU Horned Frogs

Freshman quarterback Max Duggan rushed for 115 yards and one touchdown, but could not get the passing game going in a 17-24 loss to Kansas State. Duggan went 16-29 for 132 yards with no passing touchdowns.

The number one ranked rushing defense held K-State to only 94 rushing yards and are holding offenses to 100 yards rushing per game.

TCU sits at 3-3 and 1-2 in the Big 12 with no more bye weeks. The Horned Frogs have the chance to make a bowl game, but will need to steal a game against Oklahoma State or Baylor.

TCU will host Texas on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on FOX.

7. Kansas State Wildcats

K-State got a much-needed win on Saturday in a 24-17 game against TCU on Saturday.

Junior quarterback Skylar Thompson threw for 172 yards and two touchdowns with 68 rushing yards and one touchdown.

K-State is the number one scoring defense in the Big 12, only allowing 18.7 points per game, but will have a tough test against Oklahoma.

The Wildcats are now 4-2 and have plenty of time to become bowl eligible, but would like to make a statement in the Big 12 with the remaining games.

The Wildcats will host its homecoming game against the Sooners on Saturday at 11 a.m. on ABC.

6. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech dropped a home matchup against Iowa State 34-24 on Saturday. Junior quarterback Jett Duffey threw for 239 yards and one touchdown.

Freshman running back SaRodorick Thompson kept the Red Raiders in the game with 10 carries for 57 yards and two touchdowns.

The Texas Tech defense leads the conference in interceptions with 10 through seven games, including one against Iowa State.

Sophomore quarterback Alan Bowman should be close to returning for the Red Raiders. Bowman has missed the last four games with an injury.

Texas Tech sits right in the middle of the Big 12 but need a big win to right the ship after two straight losses.

The Red Raiders will travel Lawrence to face Kansas as four-point road favorites.

5. Oklahoma State Cowboys

The Cowboys could not contain the Baylor offense despite recording nine tackles for losses, including four sacks in the 45-27 loss in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Saturday.

Sophomore running back Chuba Hubbard was held to only 171 yards and two touchdowns, which brought down his Big 12 leading average to 186 rushing yards per game.

Freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders threw for 157 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Sanders has thrown nine interceptions this year.

The Cowboys will face Iowa State on the road on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on Fox Sports One.

4. Iowa State Cyclones

The Cyclones improved to 5-2 with a win over Texas Tech on Saturday. Sophomore quarterback Brock Purdy threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns. Freshman running back Breece Hall rushed for two touchdowns.

Purdy is second in the Big 12 in passing average per game averaging 299 yards per game and will be looking to air it out against Oklahoma State’s eighth-ranked defense.

Iowa State enters the matchup against Oklahoma State as 10.5-point favorites on Saturday.

3. Texas Longhorns

Texas proved to be vulnerable in a near upset against Kansas. Sophomore kicker Cameron Dicker hit a game-winning 33-yard field goal to walk it off for a 50-48 win.

Junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw for 399 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception in the win. Senior wide receiver Devin Duvernay had eight catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns.

Texas gave up 569 total yards to a team that has yet to win a conference game, but a win is a win.

The Longhorns are still fighting for a spot in the Big 12 Championship and enter Saturday’s matchup against TCU as the favorite.

2. Baylor Bears

The Bears spoiled Oklahoma State’s homecoming with a 45-27 win to improve to 7-0 on the season. Senior running back JaMycal Hasty had 16 carries for 146 yards and two touchdowns.

Junior quarterback Charlie Brewer threw for 312 yards and one touchdown with one rushing touchdown in the win.

The Bears defense leads the conference with 25 sacks on the season but only had two in the matchup against Oklahoma State.

The Bears look like a solid team that could make a run to the Big 12 Championship.

Baylor will get a bye week before facing West Virginia in week 10.

1.Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma rolled over West Virginia in a 52-14 rout on Saturday.

Senior quarterback Jalen Hurts threw for 316 yards, three touchdowns and rushed for 75 yards and two touchdowns.

The Mountaineers held junior wide receiver CeeDee Lamb to only 71 yards, but he is still second in the conference in scoring with 11 touchdowns on the year.

Oklahoma is the number one scoring offense in the country and will be matched up against the number one scoring defense in the conference in K-State.

The Sooners enter the road matchup against K-State as 23.5 point favorites.

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