The release of week 11’s AP Poll, Coaches Poll, and Sagarin Ratings represented a big shift from previous weeks in the order of the ranked Big 12 teams. The good news is that the Big 12 still has its four top teams ranked inside the top 15 of both polls and within the top 10 of the Sagarin Ratings.
The biggest news of the weekend was Oklahoma State’s absolutely dominating performance over TCU in a 49-29 win in Stillwater. The Cowboys were promptly rewarded for their big win with a jump to fifth in both polls, that represents a seven spot jump in the AP Poll and a five position move in the Coaches Poll. The voters weren’t very kind to the Horned Frogs after their loss, they dropped to 13th in the AP Poll and 12th in the Coaches Poll.
Baylor need an interception with less than a minute to go in their 31-24 win at Kansas State last Thursday night. The voters in both polls took notice of the close win and dropped the Bears two spots to fourth in the AP Poll and one spot to third in the Coaches Poll.
Oklahoma took care of business at home against a completely over-matched Iowa State team on Saturday, the Sooners’ are beating their opponents by an average of 42.5 points since their loss to Texas. The Sooners were rewarded for this weeks win by moving up two places in both polls to 12th in the AP and 11th in the Coaches Poll.
The Sagarin ratings continue to like the Big 12’s best teams, however the order of the teams leaves a lot of questions. Oklahoma currently sits in third, Baylor fourth, TCU sixth and Oklahoma State is 9th. As the remaining weeks tick away it will be interesting to see how the race to the Big 12 Championship and perhaps a spot in the College Football Playoff will play out.
|5||OK State||OK State||Ohio State|
|6||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||TCU|
|14||Michigan St||Michigan St||Utah|
|17||North Carolina||North Carolina||Mississippi St|
|19||Florida St||Florida St||Florida St|
|20||Mississippi St||Mississippi St||Wisconsin|