Big 12 Power Poll – Week 10

Week 9 of the Big 12 Conference Power Poll. Not that many high scoring games this week. I didn’t do a poll last week, so some of these are rankings will be mixed up.

1. Nebraska

Week 9 Result: Win, 31-17 vs. Missouri

Week 10: @ Iowa State

Previous Ranking: #2

Nebraska regained the top position after beating up on Missouri. Taylor Martinez didn’t play at all the second half but they didn’t need him as Roy Helu Jr. rushed for a Nebraska-record 307 yards and three touchdowns. Helu Jr. had TD runs of 66, 73 and 54. Nebraska had a 24-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.

2. Oklahoma

Week 9 Result: Win, 43-10 vs. Colorado

Week 10: @ Texas A&M

Previous Ranking: #1

Oklahoma bounced back from their loss on College Gameday to Missouri with a 43-10 win against Colorado. I still believe Oklahoma is the best south team and the second best team in the Big 12. Sorry Missou and Oklahoma State.
3. Missouri

Week 9 Result:  Loss to Nebraska

Week 10: @ Texas Tech

Previous Ranking: #5

4. Baylor

Week 9 Result: Win, 30-22 at Texas

Week 10: @ Oklahoma State

Previous Ranking: #6

Baylor has been the surprise of the Big 12 so far. They lost to TCU in week three, which is very respectable and they dropped a shootout at Texas Tech. If they can beat Oklahoma State next week, they could push to be the South’s representative in the Big 12 championship game.

5.  Oklahoma State

Week 9 Result: Win, 24-14 at Kansas State

Week 10: vs. Baylor

Previous Ranking: #3

Oklahoma State went on the road and took care of business against Kansas State. Their matchup with Baylor this week will be a must watch.

6. Texas A&M

Week 9 Result: Win, 45-27 over Texas Tech

Week 10: vs. Oklahoma

Previous Ranking: #8

7. Texas

Week 9 Result: Loss, 22-30 vs. Baylor

Week 10: @ Kansas State

Previous Ranking: #4

8. Iowa State

Week 9 Result: Win, 28-16 vs. Iowa State

Week 10: vs. Nebraska

Previous Ranking: #11

Iowa State upset Texas and then played well against Kansas these last two weeks. I felt like this would be the perfect time to give them a bump in the ratings before they get stomped by Nebraska this week.

9. Kansas State

Week 9 Result: Loss, 14-24 vs. Oklahoma State

Week 10: vs. Texas

Previous Ranking: #7

10. Texas Tech

Week 9 Result: Loss, 27-45 at Texas A&M

Week 10: vs. Missouri

Previous Ranking: #9

11. Colorado
Week 9 Result: Loss, 10-42 vs. Oklahoma

Week 10: @ Kansas

Previous Ranking: #10

12. Kansas
Week 9 Result: Loss, 16-28 at Iowa State

Week 10: Colorado

Previous Ranking: #12

Once again, Kansas is at the bottom of the rankings. The good news is that they had a lead this past week and they were winning at halftime. However, they blew the second half and lost again. They have their best chance at a conference win this week vs. Colorado.