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Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 12

These rankings are based loosely on the actual outcome of games mixed with a heavy dose of personal bias. Argue at your own peril.

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1 - - #8 Oklahoma Sooners – Record, 8-2 (7-0)

Last Week – Beat #FBU 45-24

If only the Sooners could get a mulligan with Houston.

Remaining Games – @West Virginia, Oklahoma State

2 - - #13 Oklahoma State Cowboys – Record, 8-2 (6-1)

Last Week – Outlasted Texas Tech 45-44

If only the Cowboys could get mulligans with CMU and #FBU.

Remaining Games – @TCU, @Oklahoma

3 - - #10 West Virginia Mountaineers – Record, 8-1 (5-1)

Last Week – Beat Texas 24-20

If only West Virginia could get a little more respect.

Remaining Games – Oklahoma, @Iowa State, #FBU

4 - - Kansas State Wildcats– Record, 5-4 (3-3)

Last Week – Recharged Snyder’s battery pack

Old Man Snyder is reportedly disappointed with the prospect he may lose a vital source of his nourishment, as those in the country illegally fear mass deportations.

Remaining Games – @#FBU, Kansas, @TCU

5 - - Texas Longhorns – Record, 5-5 (3-4)

Last Week – Lost to West Virginia 24-20

The Texas tour of mediocrity continues. With a trip to Lawrence remaining, the Longhorns should have no problem making a bowl game.

Problem is, the Texas faithful aren't satisfied with just making a bowl game.

Remaining Games – @Kansas, TCU

6 - - TCU Horned Frogs – Record, 5-4 (3-3)

Last Week – Studied the anatomical differences between frogs and lizards

Only one more win is needed for the Horned Frogs to become bowl eligible, but none of the remaining teams will offer an easy opportunity for victory. TCU has been up and down this season. Which team will finish? Time will tell.

Remaining Games – Oklahoma State, @Texas, K-State

7 - - Texas Tech Red Raiders – Record, 4-6 (2-5)

Last Week – Lost to Oklahoma State 45-44

I probably wouldn’t have gone for two either.

But, seriously, does Patrick Mahomes II have a bionic arm? Surely 50 throws a game wears on a human body over a 12-game season, doesn’t it?

Doesn’t it?

Remaining Games - @Iowa State, #FBU

8 - - Iowa State Cyclones – Record, 2-8 (1-6)


In what was arguably a must-win game for Matt Campbell and his transitioning Iowa State football team, the Cyclones were able to rally for the much-needed victory. Two games remain for the first year coach and next week’s matchup with Texas Tech could build on the momentum. It could also set Iowa State up for an 8th place finish in the Big 12 standings, which would be another step in the right direction.

Trust the Process.

Remaining Games – Texas Tech, West Virginia

9 - - Kansas Jayhawks – Record 0-1 (0-1)

Last Week – Lost to Indiana 103-99

It was not a good weekend for the Jayhawks.

Next Three – Duke, SIE, UAB