2012 College Football Rankings: Week 7 Big 12 Power Rankings

Big 12 Power Rankings: TCU Plummets With Pachall-less Offense

10/9/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

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1. West Virginia (5-0, 2-0 Big 12; LW: No. 1) -- If the Mounaineers' defense can continue to do just enough to allow that ridiculous offense to put up points, they will win the Big 12 and vie for a national championship. Next up: at Texas Tech, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC).

2. Kansas State (4-0, 2-0; LW: No. 2) -- Kansas played tough for a good quarter before Collin Klein and John Hubert combined for eight touchdowns en route to a 56-16 win. Next up: at Iowa State, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (FX).

3. Texas (4-1, 1-1; LW: No. 3) -- Texas doesn't drop because its loss wasn't at the same magnitude as Oklahoma's and there is no other team at the same level of performance. Next up: vs. Oklahoma, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (ABC).

4. Oklahoma (3-1, 1-1; LW: No. 4) -- Landry Jones wasn't perfect, but he was efficient enough to lift the Sooners to a 41-20 win over a then-undefeated Texas Tech team. Next up: vs. Texas, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (FX).

5. Baylor (3-1, 0-1; LW: No. 7) -- The Bears had a bye week after giving up 70 points to West Virginia. Hopefully this extra time will allow them to contain a TCU team that is without QB Casey Pachall. Next up: vs. TCU, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (FSN).

6. Oklahoma State (2-2, 0-1; LW: No. 8) -- There's still a quarterback controversy between West Lunt and and J.W. Walsh and coach Gundy has yet to name a starter for this week. Still, either should be fine for the Jayhawks. Next up: at Kansas, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (FSN).

7. Texas Tech (4-1, 1-1; LW: No. 6) -- Okay, so the Red Raiders didn't shock the world by knocking off Oklahoma again. They'll forget about that loss quickly since West Virginia is coming to town. Next up: vs. West Virginia, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC).

8. Iowa State (4-1, 1-1; LW: No. 9) -- Games are won at the line of scrimmage and Iowa State dominated in that category, especially on the defensive side of the ball by forcing five turnovers. Next up: vs. Kansas State, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (FX).

9. TCU (4-1, 1-1; LW: No. 5) -- Casey Pachall's absence hurts. A lot. The offense was inept and the defense gave up big uncharacteristic plays. This couldn't have happened at a more inopportune time for the Horned Frogs, who have a brutal schedule the next eight weeks. Next up: at Baylor, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (FSN).

10. Kansas (1-4, 0-2; LW: No. 10) -- Charlie Weiss has already given up on his senior class and is looking to develop the younger players on the team. Whoa. Next up: vs. Oklahoma State, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (FSN).

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