Baylor and TCU both had games in Kansas on Saturday, and both won. However, the style in which they won differed greatly, which was reflected in this weekend’s week seven polls. After destroying a bad Kansas team Baylor was rewarded with the distinction of being the highest ranked team in the Big 12, they moved up to second in both the AP and Coaches poll. TCU, who struggled against Kansas State and had to overcome an 18 point halftime deficit to win, took a step back from second to third in both polls.
Oklahoma State’s overtime win at West Virginia made an impression with voters as they made the biggest jump up the polls for the conference. They moved up five spots in the AP Poll to 16th and four spots in the Coaches Poll to take the 15th spot.
Oklahoma tumbled down both polls following a disastrous loss in the Red River Showdown to Texas. They are now ranked 19th in both polls; dropping them nine spots in the AP Poll and ten spots in the Coaches Poll. The plunge was also the biggest fall of any team in both polls.
The Sooners will have to avoid a letdown next weekend when they travel to Manhattan, KS to face an angry Kansas State team.
In a testament to the strength of the Big 12, several other schools are just on the other side of the Top 25 cutoff. Texas Tech received votes in the both polls, and K-State, Texas, and West Virginia all received a handful of votes in the Coaches poll.
|1||Ohio State||Ohio State||Alabama|
|11||Florida State||Florida||Boise State|
|12||Michigan||Ole Miss||Notre Dame|
|13||Ole Miss||Notre Dame||Texas A&M|
|14||Notre Dame||Michigan||Ohio State|
Others Receiving Votes In The AP Poll
Temple 96, Memphis 59, Arizona St. 27, Mississippi St. 19, Georgia 16, Texas Tech 10, BYU 8, Southern Cal 5, W. Kentucky 5, Kentucky 4, Penn St. 4, Navy 3, North Carolina 1
Others Receiving Votes In The Coaches Poll
Houston 75, Temple 71, Georgia 61, Arizona State 33, Mississippi State 21, Wisconsin 20, Kentucky 13, Kansas State 11, Penn State 6, Southern California 4, Texas 4, Texas Tech 4, West Virginia 3, North Carolina 3, Navy 2, Washington 2, Tennessee 1, Illinois 1, Arizona 1.