Last week was for the most part was a very good week for the Big 12 as combined they went 9-1 with three of those wins taking place on the road against fellow BCS conference members.
With conference season starting this weekend, kind of, we might to start to see some movement in the weekly conference power ratings but for the time being things haven't changed too much, although we did get a new team taking up last place.
Big 12 Football Power Rankings: (Week 4)
- (1.) Oklahoma Sooners - Once again putting the Sooners as the top team is a no-brainer as they traveled to Florida State last Saturday and came away with a double digit victory. This team looks to be steamrolling towards a possible national title game appearance.
- (2.) Oklahoma State Cowboys - We will get a pretty good indication of how special of a season this could turn to be for Mike Gundy and company as they travel to Texas A&M to open conference play. A win on the road there and look out for this team.
- (3.) Texas A&M Aggies - The Aggies will need to come out of the gates stronger this weekend vs Oklahoma State than they did last weekend against Idaho or they could find themselves too far down to come back.
- (4.) Texas Longhorns - The Longhorns jump up over Baylor this week as they traveled to Los Angeles and took out the Bruins by 29 points. If Texas gets consistent quarterback play from Case McCoy then who knows how good this team could be.
- (5.) Baylor Bears - The Bears didn't do anything wrong to drop a spot in the rankings as they won 48-0 in a game called in the third quarter due to lightning but the Longhorns bump them down a spot due to their strong victory over a BCS conference opponent. Robert Griffin and the Bears will get another tune up against Rice this weekend before jumping into conference play.
- (6.) Missouri Tigers - Well it's time to see what the Tigers are made of this Saturday as they travel to face #1 ranked Oklahoma. Even if Mizzou doesn't win the game it would good for them to at least hang with OU if nothing else but to gain some confidence.
- (7.) Iowa State Cyclones - Everyone may need to take a step back and evaluate what they thought about Iowa State heading into this season. This team now has wins over a Big Ten & Big East opponent with the last one being on the road on a Friday night. Paul Rhodes deserves all the credit he can get for what he has done in Ames.
- (8.) Texas Tech Red Raiders - Another week and another few touchdowns threw the air for Seth Doege and Tech. Much like Baylor, the Red Raiders have another preseason game this week against Nevada before we start to really find out about this team.
- (9.) Kansas State Wildcats - The Wildcats came out and did exactly what they needed to last weekend as they drubbed Kent State 37-0. The performance was important as K-State travels to South Florida for a major challenge against Miami. We will see how much the Wildcats defense has really improved.
- (10.) Kansas Jayhawks - Much like last week the bottom selection of the power rankings is just as obvious as the top spot. No need to go into the gory details but KU fans had to be disappointed by the effort of this team, specifically on defense, last week against Georgia Tech. Luckily the Jayhawks get a week off to prepare for conference play.