Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings - Week 8

We'll start separating pretenders from contenders with Big 12 play tipping off last night... and we've got some killer games to start which should shake things up.

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

1. Baylor Bears

Overall Record: 14-0 (1-0 conference)
Last Week's Record: 1-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 2, up one spot
What Nathan Says: We know they can score but holding the Aggies to 28.6% from the floor is impressive.

2. Missouri Tigers

Overall Record: 13-0 (0-0)
Last Week's Record: 1-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 1, down one spot
What Evan Says: Nail biter in their first true road game brought up some question marks as has their SOS. Conference play should be exciting.

3. Kansas Jayhawks

Overall Record: 10-3 (0-0)
Last Week's Record: 2-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 3, same
What Nathan Says: There's no better way to start Big 12 play than to face their nemesis from Manhattan. Should be fun!

4. Kansas St. Wildcats

Overall Record: 11-1 (0-0)
Last Week's Record: 1-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 4, same
What Evan Says: You'd have thought K-State was leaving the conference with the way the schedule makers set them up to begin Big 12 play: @KU -> vs Mizzou -> vs Baylor

5. Texas Longhorns

Overall Record: 10-3 (0-0)
Last Week's Record: 1-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 5, same
What E. Carnes Says: The Longhorns look back on track after an easy win over Rice on Saturday.

6. Oklahoma Sooners

Overall Record: 10-2 (0-0)
Last Week's Record: 1-1
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 6, same
What Evan Says: Sooners had the Cincy game in the bag, until they forgot to score down the stretch. Big test at Mizzou tonight might show up who the real OU team is.

7. Iowa St. Cyclones

Overall Record: 10-3 (0-0)
Last Week's Record: 1-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 8, up one spot
What Nathan Says: They absolutely NEED this one against Texas to start building a tournament profile.

8. Texas A&M Aggies

Overall Record: 9-4 (0-1)
Last Week's Record: 1-1
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 7, down one spot
What E. Carnes Says: Last week ended with backup guard Jamal Branch transferring from A&M and this week began with a loss to Baylor. The downward slide continues.

9. Oklahoma St. Cowboys

Overall Record: 7-6 (0-0)
Last Week's Results: 1-1
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 9, same
What Evan Says: The loss of J.P. Olukemi cannot be overstated enough for a team that was already reeling. And looking back, maybe I was right about Travis Ford being on the hot seat?

10. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Overall Record: 7-5 (0-0)
Last Week's Record: 2-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 10, same
What E. Carnes Says: This team is looking better now than at the beginning of the season. Let's call it the Tolbert Effect.


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

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

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

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

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