Big 12 football power poll: Week three


Sep 7, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners rub nek hangs out the back of the Sooner Schooner as it takes the field after a field goal was scored in the second half against West Virginia Mountaineers safety Karl Joseph (8) at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The Oklahoma Sooners beat the West Virginia Mountaineers 16-7. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s this week’s power poll for the Big 12. There’s so much change-up from the previous week’s poll, parental discretion is advised.

  1. Oklahoma Sooners (2-0, 1-0) (LW: 1) – Despite the poor tackling early on against WVU, this defense has been the most impressive in the conference so far.
  2. Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-0) (LW: 3) – Pretty even with Baylor in offense and defense, but their tougher early schedule gives them the nudge ahead.
  3. Baylor Bears (2-0) (LW: 5) – Also known as Oregon Lite.
  4. Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-0) (LW: 6) – They won’t up over 200 yards rushing again, but that passing attack will be deadly to defend.
  5. Kansas State Wildcats (1-1) (LW: 7) – Order is restored for Bill Snyder, but the defense remains a concern after Louisiana-Lafayette picked up three touchdowns in the third quarter.
  6. TCU Horned Frogs (1-1) (LW: 4) – No offense to SE Louisiana, but they’re awful. In no way should this have been close at half.
  7. Texas Longhorns (1-1) (LW: 2) – 550 yards given up on the ground in 77 carries by BYU. The Longhorns are lucky the bottom three teams are in this conference.
  8. West Virginia Mountaineers (1-1, 0-1) (LW: 8) – What a far departure this team took without Geno Smith on offense. And he really wasn’t that impressive.
  9. Kansas Jayhawks (1-0) (LW: 10) – It was a rough start, but at least the Jayhawks beat their FCS opponent.
  10. Iowa State Cyclones (0-1) (LW: 9) – Well, they don’t have a win yet and they’ve looked the least impressive out of every team so far. Where else should they go?