Big 12 Power Rankings — Week 2

Daily Football Writers

1. Oklahoma — The Sooners struggled in their 24-7 win vs. C-USA’s UTEP, but still retain the spot atop the power rankings.

2. West Virginia — Geno Smith picked apart Marshall’s defense, passing for 323 yards and four touchdowns in the Mountaineers’ opener as a Big 12 member.

3. Oklahoma State — The Cowboys pounded out 84 points defeating FCS Savannah State to climb up two spots.

4. TCU — The only team idle in week one of the season, TCU will not have a week off until Nov. 17.

5. Texas — David Ash completed 74 percent passing as the starting QB in the Longhorns’ 37-17 win against Wyoming.

6. Kansas State — Thirty-five fourth-quarter points by the Wildcats redeemed an ugly first half vs. FCS Missouri State.

7. Baylor — The post-RGIII era at Baylor has begun with a 59-24 victory against former conference foe Southern Methodist.

8. Iowa State — The Cyclones looked sharp in their 15-point win against Tulsa on Saturday, but questions still linger about the consistency of the defense’s play.

9. Texas Tech — A week non-conference schedule has the Red Raiders on the outside looking in for contention in the Big 12.

10. Kansas — The Charlie Weis era began with a win against FCS South Dakota State, but can that success carry over to conference play?