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Big 12 Conference Basketball Power Rankings - Week 7

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With the amount of crappy games in conference this week, it's no wonder that there was VERY little movement.  As a whole, the league went 20-2 on the week.

1. Kansas Jayhawks

Overall Record:  13-0
Last Week's Record: 2-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 1 - No movement
What Matt Says: Cupcakes in Lawrence. Fun fact: Marcus Morris is shooting nearly as well from the field (60.5%) as from the charity stripe (61.3%).

T2. Texas Longhorns

Overall Record:  11-2
Last Week's Record: 1-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: T2 - No movement
What Matt Says: Texas may not dominate overall SOS, but you can't find wins better than at Michigan State, at UNC, or against Illinois from anyone else in the conference.

T2. Missouri Tigers

Overall Record:  13-1
Last Week's Record:  2-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: T2 - No movement
What Evan Says: Dominating performance against Old Dominion proves that this teams is for real.

4. Texas A&M Aggies

Overall Record:  13-1
Last Week's Record: 2-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 4 - No movement
What Evan Says: They keep winning and keep doing so without fanfare. This is the team coaches dread playing against and fans better see coming.

5. Kansas St. Wildcats

Overall Record:  12-3
Last Week's Record: 2-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 5 - No movement
What Joe Says: It has been against inferior competition but Wally Judge is starting to look alot better. Interesting to watch how Jacob Pullen integrates himself back into lineup.

6. Oklahoma St. Cowboys

Overall Record:  12-2
Last Week's Results: 1-1
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 6 - No movement
What Joe Says: Well it wasn't pretty against Gonzaga but hard to expect Cowboys to win there. Been saying it for awhile now but still don't know how good this team is.

7. Baylor Bears

Overall Record:  9-3
Last Week's Record: 1-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 7 - No movement
What Matt Says: Baylor didn't exactly inspire much confidence this week by not putting Texas Southern away earlier...

8. Iowa St. Cyclones

Overall Record:  13-2
Last Week's Record: 2-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 8 - No movement
What Joe Says: A game that didn't get any mention at all but the Cyclones went on road and beat Virginia. While the Cavs aren't really good, still a big step for this program.

9. Colorado Buffaloes

Overall Record:  10-4
Last Week's Record: 2-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 10 - Up one spot
What Evan Says: If these guys could step it up on the defensive end they might hit my preseason expectations. Their auxilary players are finally playing well.

10. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Overall Record:  12-2
Last Week's Record: 2-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 9 - Down one spot
What Joe Says: Will have to wait until conference play to see about Nebraska as they aren't playing anyone right now.

11. Oklahoma Sooners

Overall Record:  8-6
Last Week's Record: 2-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 11 - No movement
What Matt Says: Oklahoma barely beat Central Arkansas? Don't be fooled by the 3-game win streak: there are still major issues in Norman.

12. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Overall Record:  7-7
Last Week's Record: 1-1
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 12 - No movement
What Evan Says: Still hovering around .500. Still the worst team in the conference. How do I vote them 13th in the league?


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

Evan's Rankings:

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

Joe's Rankings:

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

Matt's Rankings:

T1. Texas
T1. Missouri
3. Kansas
4. Texas A&M
5. Kansas State
6. Oklahoma State
7. Baylor
8. Iowa State
9. Nebraska
10. Colorado
11. Oklahoma
12. Texas Tech

**Author's Note: I'm giving Missouri and Texas the nod this week because even though Kansas is still undefeated, both the Tigers and the Longhorns have played much more difficult schedules.