Updated Big 12 football standings: Week 7


Baylor is the lone dog at the top and has finally entered the realm as a College Football Playoff favorite as they have broken through the AP Top 25’s top four.

Here’s the Big 12 standings after seven weeks of the college football season.

TeamConf W-LOvr W-LT25 W-LLast Gm
 (4)Baylor3-06-01-0W vs TCU 61-58
 (15)Oklahoma State3-05-10-1W at Kansas 27-20
 (14)Kansas State2-04-10-1BYE
 (11)Oklahoma2-15-10-1W Texas 31-26
 West Virginia2-14-20-2W Texas Tech 37-34
 (12)TCU1-14-11-1L at Baylor 58-61
 Texas1-22-40-3L at Oklahoma 31-26
 Texas Tech0-32-40-2L vs W Virginia 34-37
 Iowa State0-32-40-3W vs Toledo 37-30
 Kansas0-32-40-1L vs Okie St 20-27

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How crazy was the Big 12 on Saturday? Every game was decided by seven points or less. It included the biggest shootout since West Virginia and Baylor played years ago, Kansas damn near pulled an upset against Okie State until they scored a touchdown late, Texas almost came back in the Red River Shootout, and Texas Tech melted down against the Mountaineers in the closing minutes and blew a 14-point lead in the last six minutes.

West Virginia 37, Texas Tech 34

Mountaineers field goal kicker Josh Lambert hit a career-high 55-yarder after two quick WVU touchdowns in the final six minutes. That was after the Red Raiders looked safe after taking a two touchdown lead with 7:32 to go. TTU hasn’t looked better at any point of the season, but their defense let them down again.

Oklahoma 31, Texas 26

Oct 11, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns quarterback Tyrone Swoopes (18) runs for a12 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Cotton Bowl. Oklahoma beat Texas 31-26. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Give credit to the Longhorns, they outdueled the Sooners until Samaje Perine punched in a 13-yard score early in the fourth quarter. Tyrone Swoopes almost led a comeback, but Texas was just too far down. Swoopes had a great day in the air completing 27-of-44 passes for 334 yards and 2 touchdowns (with 1 pick), and he also had 50 yards on the ground and another score. He’s continuing to improve, and so is Texas. Which isn’t good news for Iowa State next week.

The most crazy stat of the game was Oklahoma completing just one-third down conversion, but it was a conversion that sealed the deal.

Baylor 61, TCU 58

You knew Baylor had a chance to come back 21 points down with 11 minutes to go. Look at the stats on offfense from them — 782 total yards, 39 first downs, and 4-of-6 on fourth down. The Bears survived after getting hit with 12 penalties and three turnovers. Don’t sell TCU short though, they had a great game as well and were in position to win, but couldn’t hold on.

Oklahoma State 27, Kansas 20

The Montell Cozart era under center is over in Kansas, and it’s good riddance after the Jayhawks damn near pulled off the victory. Michael Cummings completed 20-of-37 passes for 288 yards, but did have one costly pickoff and didn’t score a touchdown in the air. It was a headscratcher for the Cowboys, who are still bumbling around offensively.

The Big 12 now has five teams in the top 15. With how much football is left in the season, there’s an argument that all five of those teams are at least on the fringe for the CFP.