Big 12 Power Rankings: Week Five

Sooners, Horns will settle the top spot on Saturday.

(1) Oklahoma (4-0, 1-0)
Last Week: 1. Forget about what the armchair QBs think of OU's 28-13 win over Texas Tech. It's all about this Saturday in Dallas. Up Next: Texas.

(2) Texas (4-0, 1-0)
Last Week: 2. Let me answer this one for Mack. There's nothing to worry about on the 40 acres this week. Mack B says his job is safe should the Horns get shellacked again. And that should have Oklahoma fans jumping for joy. Up Next: Oklahoma.

(3) Okie State (4-0, 1-0)
Last Week: 4. Last week's thumping of Iowa State has Less Miles and Co. thinking about a Big 12 Championship. Too bad the Pokes don't play in the North. Up next: at Colorado.

(4) Texas A&M (3-1, 1-0)
Last Week: 6. Possibly the hottest team in the Big 12 after wins over Clemson and defending conference champ Kansas State. Up next: at Iowa State.

(5) Nebraska (3-1, 1-0)
Last Week: 5. Is there really difference between Callahan and Solich? The Huskers still have the Big 12's best total defense, but the offense remains anemic. Perhaps John Blake could stick his head in on the offensive gameplan sessions. That seemed to always help when he was at Oklahoma. Up next: at Texas Tech.

(6) Missouri (3-1, 1-0)
Last Week: 9. The jury is still out on the Tigers. And unfortunately, the verdict won't be in after this weekend. Up Next: at Baylor.

(7) Colorado (3-1, 0-1)
Last Week: 3. A berth in the MainStay Independence Bowl is on the line this weekend when the Cowpokes ride into town. You heard it here first. Up next: Okie State.

(8) Texas Tech (3-2, 1-1)
Last Week: 7. Are the Red Raiders really this low on the Big 12 totem poll? Probably not, but that's what happens when you're in the South division. Up Next: Nebraska.

(9) Kansas State (2-2, 0-1)
Last Week: 8. Not only did Darren Sproles fumble away any chance at the Heisman Trophy last week, he probably fumbled away the Wildcats chances of getting back to Kansas City. Tough break. Looks like the Cats are falling quickly back to where they belong. Up next: at Kansas.

(10) Kansas (2-3, 0-2)
Last Week: 10. It's officially basketball season after back-to-back Big 12 losses. Up next: Kansas State.

(11) Iowa State (2-2, 0-1)
Last Week: 11. Where have you gone Seneca Wallace? Up next: Texas A&M

(12) Baylor (2-2, 0-1))
Last Week: 12. Another week. Same story. Up next: Missouri

Note: The Big 12 Power Rankings are based on a week-to-week basis and are not a projection a on how a team will finish the season.


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