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Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings - Week 6

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A slow finals week capped by an action packed weekend that led to some movement in the polls. Did we see the real A&M, Baylor, KU and Iowa State squads, or were they just off after the long study break? And I'm not going to lie, because of how some of these teams played over the past 7 days, this was the most difficult week to do Power Rankings.

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

1. Missouri Tigers

Overall Record: 11-0
Last Week's Record: 2-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: T1, same
What Evan Says: To quote my friend Snake, "ok finally the one game that marks the time to start paying attention!" Mizzou-Illinois on Thursday.

T2. Baylor Bears

Overall Record: 10-0
Last Week's Record: 3-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: T1, down one spot
What Nathan Says: The Bears showed #1 seed potential winning at BYU. Stamina will be tested with the next three games in nine days, including a date with a much-improved Mississippi State team.

T2. Kansas Jayhawks

Overall Record: 7-3
Last Week's Record: 0-1
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 3, up one spot
What Nathan Says: Not a good look losing to Davidson in KC but they also led at the half in their game at Duke. Sort of an OK loss.

4. Texas Longhorns

Overall Record: 9-2
Last Week's Record: 2-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: , up one spot
What E. Carnes Says: The rapidly-improving Longhorns are coming off a huge win over Temple. They'll need all the momentum they can get as they head to Chapel Hill on Wednesday.

T5. Texas A&M Aggies

Overall Record: 8-2
Last Week's Record: 0-1
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 4, down one spot
What E. Carnes Says: Saturday's 20-point loss to Florida was ugly — the Aggies, struggling mightily on offense, went the first 8 minutes without scoring. Now A&M needs to win big over Rice on Thursday.

T5. Kansas St. Wildcats

Overall Record: 7-1
Last Week's Record: 1-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 6, up one spot
What Joe Says: Win over Bama was nice but this team still has major major issues scoring points which is not good in basketball at any level.

7. Oklahoma Sooners

Overall Record: 8-1
Last Week's Record: 1-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 7, same
What Evan Says: Oklahoma is the Tim Tebow of the Big 12. They might win ugly, but they keep winning. (I know, the Broncos lost on Sunday... I was there, but you get the idea).

8. Iowa St. Cyclones

Overall Record: 8-3
Last Week's Record: 1-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 8, same
What Nathan Says: The important thing is that the Cyclones didn't lose this week.

9. Oklahoma St. Cowboys

Overall Record: 6-4
Last Week's Results: 0-1
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 9, same
What Evan Says: Ok State is on a two-game slide and has a difficult test at Alabama on Wednesday.

10. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Overall Record: 5-4
Last Week's Record: 1-0
Last Week's Ranking/Movement: 10, same
What E. Carnes Says: Jordan Tolbert continues to be the high point for the Red Raiders, adding 22 points and 7 rebounds in Tech's win 87-59 win over Grambling State. Texas Tech faces Oral Roberts, fresh from their Xavier blowout, on Thursday.


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

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

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

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

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