Big 12 Football Power Rankings: Where Every Team Stands After 13 Weeks

The Big 12 doesn't actually have 12 teams, but it's still a conference with star power and should send a team to the College Football Playoff this season. The season is pretty much over, so how do the teams in the Big 12 stack up against each other after 13 weeks of the season? Here are our power rankings:

10. Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas failed to win a game this season. This is an easy choice. 

9. Iowa State Cyclones

The Cyclones have already turned their attention to next season. The Paul Rhoads Era is over at Iowa State after a 3-9 season, and the team has already hired Toledo's Matt Campbell

8. Kansas State Wildcats

The Wildcats have won two straight, giving them a chance to make a bowl game if they beat West Virginia in the season finale. They have more wins than Texas, but lost the head-to-head matchup and have an inferior Big 12 record. As a result, I can't put them ahead of Texas.

7. Texas Longhorns

It looked like Texas had saved its season by upsetting Oklahoma, but the wheels have fallen off since. The Longhorns have lost three of its last four games, including getting upset by Iowa State. At 4-7, Charlie Strong is not making a bowl game. Perhaps it's time to end the Strong Era at Texas, since Texas will likely lose to Baylor in the season finale.  

6. Texas Tech Red Raiders

The Red Raiders are 7-5, 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 4-4 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 game is against Kansas State. WVU is the clear No. 5 team. 

4. TCU Horned Frogs

Spots 2-4 are pretty clustered. There's a strong argument for any of the three teams to be No. 2. The Horned Frogs have battled through injuries this season and should be proud of a 10-win season. However, they're still No. 4.  

3. Oklahoma State Cowboys

The Cowboys lost to Baylor and Oklahoma this season, meaning their losses are nothing to be ashamed of. Their blowout win over TCU puts them at No. 3. 

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. Losing to TCU means there's an argument the Bears shouldn't be No. 2, but that game came down to the wire in terrible conditions. I believe Baylor is the second best team in the conference. 

1. Oklahoma Sooners

The Sooners aren't undefeated, but they should head to the College Football Playoff this year. There's no way a team other than OU deserves this spot. 

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