HOUSTON – Down go the Sooners and down go the ‘Horns!
What a wild week of Big 12 football, as we witnessed the No. 5 in the country lose, Texas drop out of the AP Top 25 and Kansas end its four-game losing streak. The undefeated Baylor Bears had a week off. Kansas State again proved that despite struggles, they still show up in big games, while Texas Tech showed us that 2019 might just not be their year.
With that said, let's take a look at how the Week 9 Big 12 Power Rankings have shifted after this wild week of conference play.
T-1. Baylor (7-0, #12)
Baylor got to watch this wild week of football from their couches as this 7-0 Baylor team had their much-earned bye week this past weekend. With Oklahoma going down, Baylor has officially made its way to the top of the Big 12 Power Rankings. The Bears are gaining some national attention as well, as their No. 12 spot in this week's AP Top 25 is the second-highest spot for a Big 12 team behind Oklahoma. Baylor will travel to West Virginia next week, as they will attempt to stay undefeated. The Baylor Bears, my friend, might just be for real.
Next Week: vs. West Virginia
T-1. Oklahoma (7-1, #10)
Despite losing this week, I decided that Oklahoma deserves to remain tied for the top spot in my Big 12 rankings. The Sooners had a rough start to the game, but a ferocious comeback that was halted by a Kansas State stop on fourth down gave Kansas State the 48-41 win over Oklahoma. I was actually quite surprised that the Sooners dropped all the way down to No. 10 in this week's national rankings, as they have been one of the best teams with arguably the best player in all of college football under center. Oklahoma will get the week off after their first loss of the season and begin to prepare for Iowa State's visit to Norman on Nov. 9.