Big 12 Power Rankings: Week Six

Sooners, Pokes lead the way after six weeks.

(1) Oklahoma (5-0, 2-0)
Last Week: 1. Pooooor Texas. The Sooners must now focus on potential road blocks in Manhattan, Stillwater and College Station. Up Next: at Kansas State.

(2) Okie State (5-0, 2-0)
Last Week: 3. Is this for real? Are the Pokes really in the second slot ahead of Texas? No need to go ahead and pinch yourselves. The Cowboys are officially contenders ... for now. Up next: Texas A&M.

(3) Texas (4-1, 1-1)
Last Week: 2. To order Holiday Bowl tickets visit or call 619-283-5808. Up Next: Missouri.

(4) Texas A&M (4-1, 2-0)
Last Week: 4. A win this weekend and the Aggies will vault to the No. 2 spot . Up next: at Oklahoma State.

(5) Missouri (4-1, 2-0)
Last Week: 6. Since when does a win over Baylor get you moved up in the OUInsider Power Rankings? No comment. Up Next: at Texas.

(6) Texas Tech (4-2, 2-1)
Last Week: 8. More amazing than the fact that Tech put 70 on the Cornhuskers so-called 'Blackshirt' defense is the fact that Mike Leach ran out the clock the last few minutes of the game. Up Next: Bye.

(7) Nebraska (3-2, 1-1)
Last Week: 5. One has to wonder what kind of positive spin John Blake will give recruits this week after Huskers' bludgeoning at Texas Tech. By the way, Joe Dailey = Eric Moore. Up next: at Baylor.

(8) Kansas (3-3, 1-2)
Last Week: 10. We declared it basketball season after two straight conference losses. Not so fast my feathered friends. KU's bowl hopes are still alive. Up next: Bye.

(9) Colorado (3-2, 0-2)
Last Week: 7. If Gary Barnett wasn't embarrassed enough by the offseason allegations against his players, then he certainly is now after being drubbed Les Miles and Co. at home. Ouch. Up next: Iowa State.

(10) Kansas State (2-3, 0-2)
Last Week: 10. It's good to see the Wildcats falling back to where they belong. And last week's loss to the Jayhawks means the clock is just about to strike midnight on Bill Snyder's reign in the armpit of the Midwest. Up next: Oklahoma.

(11) Iowa State (2-2, 0-2)
Last Week: 11. This one was easy. Up next: at Colorado

(12) Baylor (2-3, 0-2)
Last Week: 12. The Bad News Bears keep rolling along. Up next: at Nebraska

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