The latest Big 12 power rankings feature no movement at the top, but changes in the middle of the order.
The Big 12 mostly stayed quiet in Week 5, with no upsets and the notable teams winning their respective games, including Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, West Virginia and Texas. These schools continue to shape the conference as the 2018 season rolls on.
Meanwhile, the TCU Horned Frogs rebounded from two consecutive losses to win a tight matchup against Iowa State. Did this cause them to rise up the rankings?
Let’s see how the latest Big 12 power rankings look for Week 6 that features Oklahoma and Texas playing the latest installment of the Red River Rivalry.
Iowa State has faced a tough journey through its first three games. It was highlighted by a loss to Iowa, providing somewhat of a challenge to Oklahoma and a win over Akron. Then came Saturday’s matchup against TCU, which dropped the Cyclones to 1-3 on the year.
Nothing happened on offense, as quarterback Zeb Noland only threw for 79 yards on 28 attempts. David Montgomery pitched in 101 yards on the ground, but that was it for this anemic attack.
The schedule hardly becomes easier for Iowa State, who has Oklahoma State and West Virginia in back-to-back weeks. They may drop to 1-5 before October reaches its halfway point.
Kansas faced a light schedule to open the 2018 season, thus the 2-2 record. Nicholls State, Central Michigan and Rutgers were all cupcake opponents, and even Baylor was not the strongest, despite the 26-7 loss in Week 4.
As for Week 5, the Jayhawks scored 28 points but were outmatched by Oklahoma State’s high-octane offense. They didn’t stand a chance entering halftime and the score barely narrowed afterward.
Kansas’ next test comes at No. 9 West Virginia, with Heisman contender Will Grier poised to light up the defense. Look for a drop to 2-4 after this game.