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Big 12 Power Rankings: BYU Tumbles, Oklahoma State Making Case For No. 1

Nov 5, 2023, 11:00 AM

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Oklahoma State QB Alan Bowman has led a revival for the Pokes as they soar up the Big 12 Power Rankings. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – As we enter week ten of the college football season, it’s time for another installment of Big 12 power rankings.

Every week, KSL Sports Zone host Alex Kirry and I drop our Big 12 power rankings on our radio show, “First & 12.”

It airs Sundays at 10 a.m. until Noon, then re-airs from 3-5 p.m. on KSL NewsRadio and the KSL Sports Zone.

You can also listen to the show on the KSL Sports app and all major podcasting platforms.

Oklahoma State was the big winner this weekend as the Pokes sent the Sooners with a loss in the final playing of Bedlam as Big 12 foes. Like many great Mike Gundy teams in Stillwater, the Pokes have star power at all the skill positions. They might have the best resume to date in Big 12 play. There’s an argument for Oklahoma State being No. 1 in these rankings.

The only team holding off Oklahoma State from the top spot is Texas. You saw the talent of Texas shine again early against K-State as they jumped out to a big lead. Kansas State looked like they were going to get boat raced out of Austin, but they put up a valiant comeback effort. The Longhorns will be the only team that K-State coach Chris Klieman has not defeated.

It didn’t draw the headlines like the other two games, but Kansas got an underrated win in Ames to take down Iowa State with Jason Bean once again at quarterback.

West Virginia sent a statement to BYU that this isn’t the November schedule the Cougars were used to during Independence. The Mountaineers thumped BYU in all three phases of the game.

Big 12 Power Rankings 2023 Season: Week 11

Here’s how we have the power rankings stacked up in the Big 12 entering the week 11 slate.

1. Texas (8-1, 5-1 Big 12)

Last week’s power ranking: No. 1

Texas 33, Kansas State 30, Overtime

This week: at TCU | 1:30 or 5:30 p.m. | ABC

2. Oklahoma State (7-2, 5-1 Big 12)

Last week’s power ranking: No. 5 (Up 3)

Oklahoma State 27, Oklahoma 24

This week: at UCF | 1:30 p.m. | ESPN

3. Kansas (7-2, 4-2 Big 12)

Last week’s power ranking: No. 4 (Up 1)

Kansas 28, Iowa State 21

This week: vs. Texas Tech | 10 a.m. | FS1

4. Oklahoma (7-2, 4-2 Big 12)

Last week’s power ranking: No. 2 (Down 2)

Oklahoma State 27, Oklahoma 24

This week: vs. West Virginia | 5 p.m. | FOX

5. Kansas State (6-3, 4-2 Big 12)

Last week’s power ranking: No. 3 (Down 2)

Texas 33, Kansas State 30, Overtime

This week: vs. Baylor | 1 p.m. | Big 12 Now on ESPN+

6. West Virginia (6-3, 4-2 Big 12)

Last week’s power ranking: No. 7 (Up 1)

West Virginia 37, BYU 7

This week: at Oklahoma | 5 p.m. | FOX

7. Iowa State (5-4, 4-2 Big 12)

Last week’s power ranking: No. 6 (Down 1)

Kansas 28, Iowa State 21

This week: at BYU | 8:15 p.m. | ESPN & KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM, 1160 AM)

8. Texas Tech (4-5, 3-3 Big 12)

Last week’s power ranking: No. 10 (Up 2)

Texas Tech 35, TCU 28

This week: at Kansas | 10 a.m. | FS1

9. TCU (4-5, 2-5 Big 12)

Last week’s power ranking: No. 8 (Down 1)

Texas Tech 35, TCU 28

This week: vs. Texas | 1:30 or 5:30 p.m. | ABC

10. Houston (4-5, 2-4 Big 12)

Last week’s power ranking: No. 13 (Up 3)

Houston 25, Baylor 24, Overtime

This week: vs. Cincinnati | 5 p.m. | FS1

11. BYU (5-4, 2-4 Big 12)

Last week’s power ranking: No. 9 (Down 2)

West Virginia 37, BYU 7

This week: vs. Iowa State | 8:15 p.m. | ESPN and KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM, 1160 AM)

12. UCF (4-5, 1-5 Big 12)

Last week’s power ranking: No. 12

UCF 28, Cincinnati 26

This week: vs. Oklahoma State | 1:30 p.m. | ESPN

13. Baylor (3-6, 2-4 Big 12)

Last week’s power ranking: No. 11 (Down 2)

Houston 25, Baylor 24, Overtime

This week: at Kansas State | 1 p.m. | Big 12 Now on ESPN+

14. Cincinnati (2-7, 0-6 Big 12)

Last week’s power ranking: No. 14

UCF 28, Cincinnati 26

This week: at Houston | 5 p.m. | FS1

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow Mitch’s coverage of BYU in the Big 12 Conference on X and Threads: @Mitch_Harper.

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