Final Big 12 Power Rankings

BearsIllustrated gives out it's final Big 12 Power Rankings. After championship weekend there was some shuffling at the top. Come inside to discuss and see where each team landed!

After Championship weekend in the Big 12, there was a lot of movement at the top of the standings. With Oklahoma shocking Oklahoma State in Bedlam, the Baylor Bears took home their first ever Big 12 Championship, in a 30-10 win over The University of Texas. Come inside BearsIllustrated, as we discuss these games and more!

Here's how things sit after week 15:

1. #6 Baylor Bears 11-1, 8-1 LW 2. This week: Idle: Baylor entered their game against Texas knowing that they could at least share the Big 12 Championship. Well during the 1st quarter it became known that the game against Texas became the defacto Big 12 Championship game. With the title on the line, the Bears took care of business and claimed their first ever Big 12 Championship, with a 30-10 victory over the Longhorns. With the win, the Bears earn the Big 12s automatic BCS Bid and will take on the UCF Knights in the Fiesta Bowl.

2. #11 Oklahoma Sooners 10-2, 7-2 LW 4. This week: Idle: The Sooners ended their season with a huge win over Oklahoma State in their annual Bedlam game. With OSU holding a slim lead late, the Sooners drove the length of the field and scored with seconds left to secure the win. For their trouble, the Sooners drew the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl.

3. #13 Oklahoma State Cowboys 10-2, 7-2 LW 1. This week: Idle: Saturday morning, the Cowboys were in the drivers seat for a share of the Big 12 Championship and the automatic bid to the conferences designated BCS Bowl. 3 hours later, they were sitting in shock as OU closed out a comeback and left Stillwater with the W and a BCS Bowl bid. Oklahoma State gets sent to Arlington, to take on Missouri in the Cotton Bowl.

4. Texas Longhorns 8-4, 7-2 LW 3. This week: Idle: After a loss to the Baylor Bears to close out yet another subpar season for the Longhorns, all eyes turn to the future of the program and Mack Brown. There is lots of speculation, but all signs point to their being a changing of the guard at Texas. The Longhorns will end their season with a matchup against the Oregon Ducks in the Valero Alamo Bowl, in San Antonio.

5. Kansas Sate Wildcats 7-5, 5-4, LW 5. This week: Idle: After starting slow and ending fast, the Kansas State Wildcats head West and will represent the Big 12 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

6. Texas Tech Red Raiders 7-5, 4-5 LW 6. This week: Idle: The Red Raiders started fast and ended with a thud. Still though, first year HC Kliff Kingsbury has a lot of things to be excited about, and he will lead his Red Raiders to San Diego, California, as they represent the Big 12 in the Holiday Bowl.

7. TCU Horned Frogs 4-8, 2-7 LW 7. This week: Idle: The Horned Frogs head in to their off-season trying to figure out where everything went wrong. With a new OC coming in from Houston, the first piece of that puzzle has already fallen.

8. Iowa State Cyclones 3-9, 2-6 LW 8. This week: Idle: With Coach Paul Rhodes cleaning house on his staff, it looks like the Cyclones will start from scratch and try to make some headway next year.

9. West Virginia Mountaineers 4-8, 2-7 LW 9. This week: Idle: Dana Holgerson will be doing a lot of looking in the mirror this off-season.

10. Kansas Jayhawks 3-9, 1-8 LW 10. This week: Idle: Not much to say other than, Kansas has a LONG way to go in order to be relevant in this conference.

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