2013 Big 12 Power Poll: Week 9

1. Baylor – Previous Week: 1

Result:  Win vs. Kansas 59-14

Baylor handily took care of the Jayhawks. Which was expected. Nothing else to see here….

Next week: Bye week

2. Oklahoma State – Previous Week: 3

Result: Win vs. Iowa State, 58-27

The Cowboys are getting back into a groove offensively but they need to do a better job at defense. Giving up 27 points to a team like Iowa State is not good. Their game against Texas Tech will decide whether or not the Cowboys are Big 12 contenders or Big 12 pretenders.

Next week: at Texas Tech

3. Oklahoma – Previous Week: 4

Result:  Win vs. Texas Tech, 38-30

Big win for the Sooners. They’re hitting their stride now.

Next week: Bye Week

4. Texas Tech  – Previous Week: 2

Result: Loss vs. Oklahoma, 30-38

This was a game of runs…. Oklahoma went up big, Texas Tech made a comeback, and then Oklahoma went a comeback of their own. This is the first loss of the season for the Red Raiders but all is not lost. Only Baylor and Texas are undefeated in the Big 12 still. Handing Oklahoma State their second loss of the season would be a good bounce back for Texas Tech.

Next week: Oklahoma State

5. Texas – Previous Week: 6

Result: Win vs. TCU, 30-7

Is Texas legit? I’m not sure. But losing to Texas would prove that they aren’t legit.

Next week:Kansas

6. TCU – Previous Week: 5

Result: Loss vs. Texas, 30-7

TCU is having some problems. They need a win against West Virginia next week or else they risk going into the depths of the Big 12 power poll.

Next Week: West Virginia

 

7. Kansas State – Previous Week: 8

Result: Win vs. West Virginia, 35-12

They finally got their first Big 12 win… And now they have an opportunity at their second.

Next week: Iowa State

8. West Virginia – Previous Week: 7

Result: Loss to Kansas State, 35-12

Ouch. Getting a bounce back win against TCU is important for the Mountaineers.

Next week:  at TCU

9. Kansas  – Previous Week: 9

Previous Week: Loss vs. Baylor, 59-14

No shame in losing to the Baylor Bears. However, a win against the Longhorns could completely change the outlook of the season.

Next week: Texas

10. Iowa State  – Previous Week: 10

Result: Loss vs. Oklahoma State, 58-27

Can the Cyclones turn their season around with a win against K-State? We’ll see.

Next week: at Kansas State