Big 12 Football Power Rankings: Where Every Team Stands After 12 Weeks

The Big 12 doesn't actually have 12 teams, but it's still a conference with star power and several teams that are competing for a berth in the college football playoff. So how do the teams in the Big 12 stack up against each other after the first 12 weeks of the season? Here are our power rankings:

10. Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas hasn't won a game this year and will likely lose to TCU in their season finale.

9. Iowa State Cyclones

Iowa State has picked up two conference wins this year, but fired head coach Paul Rhodes after losing to Kansas State last weekend

8. Kansas State Wildcats

The Wildcats picked up their first Big 12 win by knocking off ISU, snapping a six-game win streak, and kept their bowl hopes alive.

7. Texas Longhorns

It looked like Texas had saved its season by upsetting Oklahoma, but the wheels have fallen off since. Texas has lost two of its last three games, including getting upset by Iowa State. At 4-6, Charlie Strong is in danger of not making a bowl game. Perhaps it's time to end the Strong Era at Texas

6. Texas Tech Red Raiders

The Red Raiders are 6-5, and a win over Arkansas looks better with the Razorbacks beating LSU. Texas Tech would be No. 5, but it lost a head-to-head matchup with West Virginia. 

5. West Virginia Mountaineers

WVU is just 3-4 in conference play, but those losses have come against the top 4 Big 12 teams. West Virginia could close the season with five straight wins, since their next two games are against Kansas State and Iowa State.  

4. TCU Horned Frogs

TCU nearly shocked Oklahoma without star quarterback Trevone Boykin or wide receiver Josh Doctson, but now with two losses are clearly behind the other top teams in the conference. 

3. Oklahoma State Cowboys

The Cowboys fell to Baylor last weekend, which essentially ended their playoff hopes. However, beating Oklahoma at home would go a LONG way in putting them back in the mix.

2. Baylor Bears

It's fair to wonder if Baylor would have beaten OU if QB Seth Russell was healthy, but the end result is all that matters. However, they recovered by blasting previously undefeated Oklahoma State with third-string QB Chris Johnson. They need to beat TCU to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

1. Oklahoma Sooners

The Sooners aren't undefeated, but their wins are more impressive than anyone else in the conference. They're poised to make the College Football Playoff if they can beat Oklahoma State on the road this weekend, which they're favored to do.

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