Posted September 25th, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Feature, Football

No movement at the top but the teams in the bottom half of the rankings are starting to drop games. Last weekend Kansas State, Baylor, Texas A&M, and Iowa State all had losses. The most impressive team last week may have been the Colorado Buffaloes, who if they keep the running game going might be able lay claim to be the best team not named Missouri in the Big 12 North.

Check out this week’s Big 12 power rankings below:

  1. [tag]Oklahoma[/tag]
    LW: 1

    Off week before facing number 24 [tag]TCU[/tag] this weekend.

  2. [tag]Missouri[/tag]
    LW: 2

    Tigers made a lot of mistakes and let lowly Buffalo hang in there for a long time. Chase Daniel’s career day eventually allowed them to pull away in the second half. The Tigers are off this week in prep for Big 12 play.

  3. Texas
    LW: 3

    The Horns clobbered an overmatched [tag]Rice[/tag] squad with another near perfect performance from [tag]Colt McCoy[/tag]. The defense wasn’t great but may have turned a corner when they put up an epic goalline stand. This week Texas hosts former SWC rival [tag]Arkansas[/tag] in their last non-conference outing.

  4. [tag]Texas Tech[/tag]
    Texas Tech
    LW: 4

    The Red Raiders put on a good ol’ thumping of Division 1AA UMass. They have off this week but their real season will finally begin when they stop playing Pop Warner teams and start playing Big 12 foes.

  5. [tag]Colorado[/tag]
    LW: 5

    Impressive overall performance for the Buffs on national television against top 25 ranked West Virginia. He might not get the pub his fellow freshman running back does but the miniature Rodney Stewart looked lightning quick while rushing for 166 yards. Next up is another tough one against Florida State.

  6. [tag]Nebraska[/tag]
    LW: 7

    Bye week for Nebraska before they face Virgina Tech this Saturday.

  7. [tag]Kansas[/tag]
    LW: 8

    Not exactly impressive but the win over Sam Houston State was never in doubt either. Former car detailer and OU quarterback Rhett Bomar threw for 340 yds but was also picked off three times. Kansas is off this week.

  8. [tag]Oklahoma State[/tag]
    Oklahoma State
    LW: 9

    Oklahoma State was off last week. This week they get Troy State.

  9. [tag]Kansas State[/tag]
    Kansas State
    LW: 6

    First real opponent of the season and Kansas State didn’t look good against a Louisville team that isn’t of the caliber of recent years. It was only a nine point loss but the Wildcats never stood a chance. Up this week is Louisiana-Lafayette.

  10. [tag]Baylor[/tag]
    LW: 11

    UConn isn’t some chump team and the Bears played them very tough on the road. Losses like this would be wins at home and might lead to future wins from freshman QB Robert Griffin. Baylor has an off weekend to prepare to attempt a huge upset of OU on October 4th.

  11. Texas A&M
    Texas A&M
    LW: 12

    Aggies got blown out of the water by the Miami Hurricanes and it could have been much worse. If they had wanted to the Hurricanes could have ran off tackle every play for 300 yards and never attempted a pass. This week they host Army.

  12. [tag]Iowa State[/tag]
    Iowa State
    LW: 10

    I thought head coach Gene Chizik might have turned things in the right direction in Ames but maybe not. Iowa State has now lost 13 straight road games and unless they beat Baylor in a few weeks they might not win one away from home this season either. The Cyclones have a much needed bye this Saturday.


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