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Big 12 Basketball Conference Power Rankings - Week 1

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1. Kansas St. Wildcats

Overall Record:  4-0
Last Week's Record: 4-0
Preseason Ranking/Movement: 1 - No movement
What Joe Says: While not every win was the prettiest the Wildcats have beaten two ranked opponents in their first four games. Next up #1 ranked Duke Blue Devils.

2. Kansas Jayhawks

Overall Record:  3-0
Last Week's Record: 3-0
Preseason Ranking/Movement: 2 - No movement
What Matt Says: The Jayhawks have obliterated their early opponents: the Longwood Lancers, Valparaiso Crusaders, and North Texas Mean Green have lost by a combined 285-189.  But feasting on cupcakes is easy.

3. Baylor Bears

Overall Record:  4-0
Last Week's Record: 4-0
Preseason Ranking/Movement: 4 - Up one spot
What Matt Says: The Bears survived LaceDarius Dunn's suspension, but it wasn't always pretty.  Have one of the most dynamic frontcourts in the country with Perry Jones and Quincy Acy.  Dunn put up 24 in his return.

4. Texas Longhorns

Overall Record:  3-1
Last Week's Record: 3-1
Preseason Ranking/Movement: 5 - Up one spot
What Matt Says: Texas notched a very impressive win against the Illinois Fighting Illini at the 2k Classic, and they took a top 5 Pittsburgh Panthers team to the last possession.  Far from perfection but looking very hot right now.

5. Missouri Tigers

Overall Record:  2-0
Last Week's Record:  2-0
Preseason Ranking/Movement: 3 - Down two spots
What Evan Says:  Mizzou looked horrible in their win over Western Illinois Leathernecks, but rebounded nicely in a 38-point win over North Florida Ospreys. They will get better. Not there yet.

6. Texas A&M Aggies

Overall Record:  3-0
Last Week's Record: 3-0
Preseason Ranking/Movement: 8 - Up two spots
What Evan Says:  The Aggies have played two teams that share their name, Texas A&M-CC and Texas A&M-Int. Still need time to really determine how good they are.

7. Iowa St. Cyclones

Overall Record:  4-0
Last Week's Record: 4-0
Preseason Ranking/Movement: 12 - Up five spots
What Joe Says: Things couldn't have started out better for Fred Hoiberg and company. A nice win over former coach Greg McDermott and his Creighton Bluejays, guessing that one was celebrated in Ames.

8. Oklahoma St. Cowboys

Overall Record:  3-0
Last Week's Results: 3-0
Preseason Ranking/Movement: 9 - Up one spot
What Joe Says: A good start to the year for OSU. Still yet to fully know about this team until competition level increases.

9. Oklahoma Sooners

Overall Record:  3-1
Last Week's Record: 3-1
Preseason Ranking/Movement: 11 - Up two spots
What Matt Says: Oklahoma gave the Kentucky Wildcats a game in Maui. No, they didn't come out with a victory, but Jeff Capel's squad doesn't look nearly as lost compared with a year ago (they started 2-3 with horrendous losses).

10. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Overall Record:  3-1
Last Week's Record: 3-1
Preseason Ranking/Movement: 7 - Down three spots
What Evan Says:  Tech has played some patsies, yet hasn't looked good in any win. The loss to North Texas was damaging.

11. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Overall Record:  3-2
Last Week's Record: 3-2
Preseason Ranking/Movement: 10 - Down one spot
What Joe Says: A loss to Vanderbilt can be tolerated since it's an SEC oppenent but losing to Davidson shouldn't be accepted. The Cornhuskers need to improve quickly or face yet another year in the cellar of the Big 12.

12. Colorado Buffaloes

Overall Record:  1-2
Last Week's Record: 1-2
Preseason Ranking/Movement: 6 - Down six spots
What Evan Says:  The loss at Georgia wasn't so bad. The loss at San Francisco was inexcusable.

 

Biggest Gain: Iowa State, up five spots

Biggest Loss: Colorado, down six spots

For the purposes of full disclosure, our individual rankings appear after The Jump

Matt's Rankings

1. Kansas State
2. Kansas 
3. Baylor
4. Texas
5. Missouri
6. Texas A&M
7. Iowa State
8. Oklahoma
9. Oklahoma State
10. Nebraska
11.  Texas Tech
12. Colorado

Joe's Rankings

1. Kansas State
2. Kansas
3. Baylor
4. Texas
5. Missouri
6. Texas A&M
7. Iowa State
8. Oklahoma State
9. Oklahoma
10. Texas Tech
11. Nebraska
12. Colorado

Evan's Rankings

1. Kansas State
2. Kansas
3. Baylor
4. Missouri
5. Texas
6. Texas A&M
7. Iowa State
8. Oklahoma State
9. Texas Tech
10. Oklahoma
11. Nebraska
12. Colorado