Big 12 football power rankings: Week four


Sep 12, 2013; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders running back Kenny Williams (34) rushes for a touchdown against the TCU Horned Frogs in the first quarter at Jones AT

There wasn’t much change in this week’s power poll after both Oklahoma schools cruised to a victory to retain their top spots. Texas Tech stays at fourth even after picking up the Big 12 opener against TCU because it simply wasn’t all that impressive.

Sure, the Horned Frogs defense played well and survived an early flurry by the Red Raiders, but the sludge match between the two for the last three quarters made the NFL Thursday night game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets watchable.

The top five teams overall stay put for week four. West Virginia moved up two spots after finally finishing off Georgia State, and due to both TCU and Texas losing.

The Longhorns are really losing grip and are truly becoming the most disappointing team almost nationally. There’s no excuse with that talent they should be at eighth but there’s no reason to believe they should be any hire. Their Big 12 opener against Kansas State at home is about as must-win as it gets for Mack Brown to retain his job.

Four teams have bye weeks, including both Oklahoma schools, TCU, and Iowa State. The Cyclones stay at 10th after losing their second straight game at home and being the only team in the conference without a win yet.

  1. Oklahoma Sooners (3-0, 1-0) – LW: 1 – BYE
  2. Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-0) – LW: 2 – BYE
  3. Baylor Bears (2-0) – LW: 3 – vs Louisiana-Monroe (2-1)
  4. Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-0, 1-0) – LW: 4 – vs Texas State (2-0)
  5. Kansas State Wildcats (2-1) – LW: 5 – at Texas
  6. West Virginia Mountaineers (2-1, 0-1) – LW: 8 – vs Maryland (3-0) (at Baltimore, MD)
  7. TCU Horned Frogs (1-2, 0-1) – LW: 6 – BYE
  8. Texas Longhorns (1-2) – LW: 7 – vs Kansas State
  9. Kansas Jayhawks (1-1) – LW: 9 – vs Louisiana Tech (1-2)
  10. Iowa State Cyclones (0-2) – LW: 10 – BYE