Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings - Week 11

Slowly but surrly the Cyclones are closing in on a top 4 spot, while the top two have shown they're there to stay.

Disagree with us? Put your rankings in the comments section.

1. Kansas Jayhawks

Overall Record: 17-3 (7-0 conference)
Last Week's Record: 2-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 1, same
What Nathan Says: They nearly lost on the road to the Longhorns on Saturday. It'll be interesting to see how Kansas does away from Allen Fieldhouse against more quality opponents.

2. Missouri Tigers

Overall Record: 18-1 (5-1)
Last Week's Record: 1-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 3, up one spot
What Evan Says: Undersized? Short bench? Those can be overcome when you have the experience and coaching that Mizzou has. And yes, this team has made me change my tune on the Frank Haith hire... how could it not?

3. Baylor Bears

Overall Record: 17-2 (4-2)
Last Week's Record: 0-1
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 2, down one spot
What Nathan Says: Giving up points in the paint have killed the Baylor frontcourt this week. Hopefully they can bounce back without the pressure of playing another Top-10 team.

4. Kansas St. Wildcats

Overall Record: 14-4 (3-3)
Last Week's Record: 2-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 4, same
What Evan Says: K-State will not keep winning unless they start hitting free throws. 44 of 79 (55.6%) in their two wins this week simply won't cut it.

5. Iowa St. Cyclones

Overall Record: 14-5 (4-2)
Last Week's Record: 2-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 5, same
What Nathan Says: Speaking of quality opponents, the Cyclones still lack a "signature win," and what better way to get one than by hosting Kansas at Hilton Saturday.

6. Texas Longhorns

Overall Record: 12-7 (2-4)
Last Week's Record: 0-2
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 6, same
What E. Carnes Says: The Longhorns dropped two heartbreakingly close games to K-State and Kansas. Tuesday's game against Iowa State is a must-win for Texas if they want to keep their tournament hopes alive.

T7. Oklahoma Sooners

Overall Record: 12-6 (2-4)
Last Week's Record: 1-1
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 7, same
What Evan Says: Next three: Baylor, @K-State, @KU. They needed to win that OT game in College Station to have momentum heading into their toughest stretch of the season.

T7. Texas A&M Aggies

Overall Record: 11-8 (2-5)
Last Week's Record: 1-1
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 8, up one spot
What E. Carnes Says: Pro: the Aggies beat Oklahoma in overtime in College Station. Con: Khris Middleton banged up his injured knee and had to sit out during their loss to Kansas.

9. Oklahoma St. Cowboys

Overall Record: 9-10 (2-4)
Last Week's Results: 0-2
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 9, same
What Evan Says: Early on I might have thought about an upset over Mizzou, but with the way Ok State is playing, even in Stillwater, the Pokes will need to play their best game of the season to keep it close.

10. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Overall Record: 7-11 (0-6)
Last Week's Record: 0-2
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 10, same
What E. Carnes Says: Robert Lewandowski finally showed up against Iowa State, but it wasn't enough for the Red Raiders who are now 0-6 in conference play.


Rankings are based on averages of our individual picks. See how we each voted after The Jump.

Evan's Rankings:
1. Kansas
2. Mizzou
3. Baylor
4. K-State
5. Iowa State
6. Texas
7. Texas A&M
8. Oklahoma
9. Ok State
10. Texas Tech

E. Carnes' Rankings:
1. Kansas
2. Mizzou
3. Baylor
4. Kansas State
5. Iowa State
6. Texas
7. Texas A&M
8. Oklahoma
9. Oklahoma State
10. Texas Tech

Nathan's Rankings:
1) Kansas
2) Missouri
3) Baylor
4) Iowa State
5) Kansas State
6) Oklahoma
7) Texas
8) Texas A&M
9) Oklahoma State
10) Texas Tech

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