2013 Big 12 Power Poll: Week 3

Big 12 Power Poll: 

1. Oklahoma State – Previous Week: 1 

Result: Win vs. Lamar, 59-3

Another big offensive game from the Cowboys this week. There really wasn’t any question they’d win so it wasn’t exactly a surprise.

Next week: Bye Week

2. Oklahoma – Previous Week: 2

Result: Win vs. Tulsa, 51-20

Probably not as many points as the Sooners wanted to give up but the offense was there.

Next week: Bye Week

3. Baylor – Previous Week: 3

Result: Bye

Bye week for the Bears last week. Louisiana Monroe is up next and it should be a breeze for Baylor.

Next week: Louisiana Monroe, (Prediction: Win 51-7)

4. Texas Tech  – Previous Week: 6

Result: Win vs. TCU, 20-10

Pretty impressive win for the Red Raiders. They’ve emerged as one of the top four teams in the Big 12, which I don’t think anyone really expected. With a brand new coach and quarterback, they’ve certainly impressed me with their performance.

Next week: Texas State (Prediction: Win, 57-14)

5. Kansas State – Previous Week: 7

Result: Win vs. UMass, 37-7

Back to back wins for the Purples after losing to North Dakota State. The Wildcats have the Longhorns next which is good news for KSU fans.

Next week: Texas (Prediction: Win, 34-20)

6. TCU – Previous Week: 4

Result: Loss vs. Texas Tech, 10-20

On a short week, TCU couldn’t handle Texas Tech’s offense. I wasn’t completely surprised by the result but perhaps TCU’s defense isn’t as good as we originally though.

Next Week: Bye Week

7. West Virginia – Previous Week: 8

Result: Win vs. Georgia State, 41-7

The Mountaineers bounced back after a tough loss to Oklahoma with a dominating win against Georgia State.

Next week: Maryland (Prediction: Win, 27-21)

7. Texas – Previous Week: 5

Result: Loss vs. Ole Miss, 44-23

Another loss for the Longhorns. Another loss could be coming, too, as Kansas State is up next and Texas doesn’t have the best track record against EMAW-nation.

Next week: Kansas State (Prediction:Loss, 34-20)

8. Kansas  – Previous Week: 9

Result: Loss vs. Rice, 23-14

One step forward and two steps back… After winning their opening game, Kansas came out and disappointed on the road. The Jayhawks defense performed well, only giving up one defensive touchdown. They held Rice to three field goals. There were a lot of positives but quite a few things to worry about. Weis’ change-up of the depth chart will hopefully help with the offense. Kansas has Louisiana Tech at home next and the Jayhawks will bounce back against an inferior opponent.

Next week: Louisiana Tech (Prediction: Win, 35-14)

10. Iowa State  – Previous Week: 10

Result: Loss vs. Iowa, 27-21

The Cyclones failed to beat their in-state rivals. Tough loss for Iowa State.

Next week: Bye Week

Big 12 Pct Streak Overall Pct Streak
Oklahoma 1-0 1.000 W1 3-0 1.000 W3
Texas Tech 1-0 1.000 W1 3-0 1.000 W3
Oklahoma State 0-0 .000 3-0 1.000 W3
Baylor 0-0 .000 2-0 1.000 W2
Kansas State 0-0 .000 2-1 .667 W2
Kansas 0-0 .000 1-1 .500 L1
Texas 0-0 .000 1-2 .333 L2
Iowa State 0-0 .000 0-2 .000 L2
West Virginia 0-1 .000 L1 2-1 .667 W1
TCU 0-1 .000 L1 1-2 .333 L1