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Big 12: Week 4 Power Rankings

Big 12: Week 4 Power Rankings

For yet another week, there is a reshuffling of the Big 12 pecking order. Texas Tech continued to climb, while Texas and TCU continued to fall.

1. Oklahoma State (3-0) 
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Oklahoma State has yet to make any moves on the field to hurt its chances as the top of the Big 12 Power Rankings here on SaturdayBlitz. The Cowboys though, have yet to move themselves up on the national rankings and continue to hover between the 10 to 15 ranking in most polls due to the lack of quality scheduling to start the year.

2. Oklahoma (3-0)
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Blake Bell threw his first career TD pass on Saturday against Tulsa, he finished with four and may have earned the nod for the top spot on the depth chart for the rest of the season. Bell will have his chance down the line against tougher opponents to earn a spot in Oklahoma history, but this weekend was at least a start.

3. Baylor (2-0)
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The Bears were idle in Week 3, but were able to take advantage of TCU’s loss to move into the third spot in this week’s standings.

4. Texas Tech (3-0)
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Texas Tech took the spotlight in an oddly contested game in Lubbock with TCU. The Horned Frogs exposed Texas Tech’s display of offense to limit Baker Mayfield, but Tech’s defense stepped up to stop the Frogs.

5. TCU (1-2)
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TCU’s hopes of a Big 12 title took a big hit on Thursday night when it fell 20-10 to Texas Tech. The Horned Frogs offense may still be the best in the conference, but the offense is near the bottom and is going to have to make big strides in improvement in order to get the Frogs back into the race.

6. Texas (1-2)
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The display of where the conference is right now may be that Texas can still hold onto a s in the top-6 in the conference. Texas is a mess right now but still has the talent on the field to make a dent if the Longhorns can bring things together. Until then, Mack Brown will have to deal with the hot seat involved with his position at Texas.

7.  West Virginia (2-1)
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West Virginia’s Week 1 win over William & Mary continues to hang in my mind as to why not to move WVU up above Texas and TCU. However, if there was any indication of how the rest of the season is going to go, the big win over Georgia State says the team may be coming around on offense.

8. Kansas State (2-1)
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The Wildcats have yet to impress after falling in Week 1, a 37-7 win over Massachusetts isn’t going to get KSU any brownie points to move up. Kansas State needs to pick up some impressive conference wins in order to move up.

9. Iowa State (0-2)
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Losing to Iowa this week at home, Iowa State is still searching for its first win. It faces Tulsa on Sept. 26, a winnable game on the schedule.

10. Kansas (0-2)
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The Jayhawks kept things respectable in Houston when it fell to Rice, but there is a long way to go for Kansas to make a dent in the  conference. Charlie Weis has a lot of work to do to cool down his seat.



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