Big 12 Power Rankings — Week 9

Daily Football Writers

1. Kansas State

(7-0, 4-0) Last week: No. 1 (-)

Outlook: The Wildcats came out in a unanimous first-place slot with their convincing victories against West Virginia and Kansas.

2. Oklahoma

(5-1, 3-1) Last week: No. 3 (+1)

Outlook: Oklahoma has moved up to second place in this week’s rankings. The Sooners have scored the fifth-most points in the nation at this point in the season.

3. Texas Tech

(6-1, 3-1) Last week: No. 4 (+1)

Outlook: Seth Doege has led his Red Raiders to third place with a 4:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio so far.

4. Oklahoma State

(4-2, 2-1) Last week: No. 8 (+4)

Outlook: The Cowboys topped No. 24 Iowa State at home last weekend. Next, they’ll stay in Stillwater, Okla., and get a struggling TCU team.

5. West Virginia

(5-2, 2-2) Last week: No. 2 (-3)

Outlook: Geno Smith and co. are coming off two rough losses. Lack of defense continues to plague the Mountaineers.

6. Texas

(5-2, 2-2) Last week: No. 5 (-1)

Outlook: After two home losses, the Longhorns recovered with a road win at Baylor. The Longhorns are just behind the Sooners in points scored in the nation.

7. TCU

(5-2, 2-2) Last week: No. 6 (-1)

Outlook: TCU drops a position after its second home loss of the season. Quarterback Trevone Boykin is still struggling to find his place in the offense.

8. Iowa State

(4-3, 1-3) Last week: No. 7 (-1)

Outlook: After a road loss to Oklahoma State, the Cyclones will still need to address their quarterback woes before their homecoming game against a struggling Baylor defense.

9. Baylor

(3-3, 0-3) Last week: No. 9 (0)

Outlook: Putting up points has not been a problem for the Bears this season. The defense, however, is ranked 124th in the nation in multiple categories.

10. Kansas

(1-6, 0-4) Last week: No. 10 (0)

Outlook: Kansas has not won against an FBS team this year. With six straight losses, the schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Jayhawks.

ISD football writers