Big 12 rankings, Week 5: Frogs soar, Jayhawks croak

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TCU's win against Kansas was not only the biggest upset in conference history, but also gave the rest of the Big 12 hope that it can end the Jayhawks' title streak.

TCU’s win against Kansas was not only the biggest upset in conference history, but also gave the rest of the Big 12 hope that it can end the Jayhawks’ title streak.

Well, well, well. All of sudden, Kansas State controls its destiny in the Big 12 title chase. I still think Kansas wins Monday and takes home another conference crown. For now, though, the Wildcats have earned the No. 1 spot.

1. KANSAS STATE (19-4, 8-2. Last week: Defeated Texas Tech, Iowa State. This week: Monday at Kansas, Saturday vs. Baylor): Win Monday could push Wildcats to first conference championship in decades.

2. OKLAHOMA STATE (17-5, 7-3. Last week: Defeated Baylor, Texas. This week: Wednesday at Texas Tech, Saturday vs. Oklahoma): Cowboys have the easiest schedule over the final eight games.

3. KANSAS (19-4, 7-3. Last week: Lost to TCU, Oklahoma. This week: Monday vs. Kansas State, Saturday vs. Texas): Lost to TCU gave everybody in Big 12 hope.

4. IOWA STATE (16-7, 6-4. Last week: Defeated Oklahoma, lost to Kansas State. This week: Wednesday at Texas, Saturday vs. TCU): Cyclones might be catching a tough break having to play Texas team in first game with Myck Kabongo back.

5. OKLAHOMA (15-7, 6-4. Last week: Lost to Iowa State, defeated Kansas. This week: Monday vs. TCU, Saturday at Oklahoma State): Win against Jayhawks big boost to Sooners’ NCAA Tournament hopes.

6. BAYLOR (15-8, 6-4. Last week: Lost to Oklahoma State, defeated Texas Tech. This week: Wednesday vs. West Virginia, Saturday at Kansas State): Home loss to Oklahoma looks huge.

7. WEST VIRGINIA (12-11, 5-5. Last week: Defeated Texas, TCU. This week: Wednesday at Baylor, Saturday vs. Texas Tech): Mountaineers’ three-game winning streak likely to end Wednesday.

8. TEXAS (10-13, 2-8. Last week: Lost to West Virginia, Oklahoma State. This week: Wednesday vs. Iowa State, Saturday at Kansas): Kabongo returns this week, but does it matter?

9. TEXAS TECH (9-12, 2-8. Last week: Lost to Kansas State, Baylor. This week: Wednesday vs. Oklahoma State, Saturday at West Virginia): Red Raiders likely looking at nine-game losing streak (currently have lost four straight).

10. TCU (10-13, 1-9. Last week: Defeated Kansas, lost to West Virginia. This week: Monday at Oklahoma State, Saturday at Iowa State): Stunning win against Kansas biggest upset in conference history.

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3 thoughts on “Big 12 rankings, Week 5: Frogs soar, Jayhawks croak

  1. Sean Breslin

    I saw a stat yesterday that said if you’re a 23-year-old Kansas fan, this 3-game losing streak is tied for the longest losing streak you’ve ever seen in your lifetime.

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