2012 College Football Rankings: Week 9 Big 12 Power Rankings

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10/23/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

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1. Kansas State (7-0, 4-0 Big 12; LW: No. 1) -- Collin Klein is the clear-cut Heisman favorite after his decisive performance in Morgantown, where the Wildcats won 55-14 and moved into the national championship picture. Their remaining schedule isn't easy, but if the offense continues to score like it has been, then a Big 12 championship is in the near future. Next up: vs. Texas Tech, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (Fox).

2. Oklahoma (5-1, 3-1; LW: No. 2) -- Since their five-point loss to Kansas State, the Sooners are 3-0 and have outscored its opponents by an average of 36. Their offense has been explosive — thanks to much-needed resurgence by Landry Jones — but will be put to the test this weekend. Next up: vs. Notre Dame, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (ABC).

3. Texas Tech (6-1, 3-1; LW: No. 3) -- Seth Doege moved into the Heisman race after his seven-touchdown performance in a triple-overtime win over TCU. He has thrown 13 in his last two games and his 28 overall lead the nation. Next up: at Kansas State, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (Fox).

4. TCU (5-2, 2-2; LW: No. 5) -- The Horned Frogs move up despite a loss frankly because I'm not comfortable putting anyone else in this spot. West Virginia is getting demolished, Texas gave up 50 points to Baylor, and I just don't think Oklahoma State is that good. Next up: at Oklahoma State, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (FSN).

5. West Virginia (5-2, 2-2; LW: No. 4) -- There's something wrong with the Mountaineers' offense, which has been in a third-down situation 38 times in the last two games. Dana Holgorsen will have two weeks to work things out and possibly improve the short game, while maybe even suiting up on defense. Next up: BYE

6. Oklahoma State (4-2, 2-1; LW: No. 8) -- J.W. Walsh helped the Cowboys bounce back from their lackluster outing against Kansas, passing for 415 yards en route to a 31-10 win versus Iowa State. Next up: vs. TCU, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (FSN).

7. Texas (5-2, 2-2; LW: No. 6) -- Texas' defense ranks 107th against the run (215.7 yards per game) and 90th against the pass (256.4), while allowing 35.0 points per game (105th). That's not very Mack- Brown-esque. Next up: at Kansas, Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET (FSN).

8. Iowa State (4-3, 1-3; LW: No. 7) -- The Cyclones still have a series issue at the quarterback position, where they rank 88th in the country (205.6 ypg) through the air. They have a decent defensive unit, but unfortunately in the Big 12, you need to be able to consistently put up points. Next up: vs. Baylor, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (FSN).

9. Baylor (3-3, 0-3; LW: No. 9) -- No offense can make up for a defensive unit that places dead last in total yards. The Bears give up over 550 yards per game and have struggled to force turnovers (10). Next up: at Iowa State, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (FSN).

10. Kansas (1-6, 0-4; LW: No. 10) -- The Charlie Weis era will likely open up with a 1-11 season. Next up: vs. Texas, Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET (FSN).


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