Big 12 rankings, Week 6: A dead heat

Markel Bown and the Cowboys are six games away from ending Kansas' run.

Markel Bown and the Cowboys are six games away from ending Kansas’ run.

1. OKLAHOMA STATE (19-5, 9-3. Last week: Defeated Texas Tech, Oklahoma. This week: Wednesday vs. Kansas, Saturday at West Virginia): Do I think the Cowboys are winning the Big 12? No. But, for now, they’re No. 1 because they won at Kansas.

2. KANSAS (21-4, 9-3. Last week: Defeated Kansas State, Texas. This week: Wednesday at Oklahoma State, Saturday vs. TCU): Pretty simple for the Jayhawks: Win Wednesday and they win the conference. Lose, and they don’t.

3. KANSAS STATE (20-5, 9-3. Last week: Lost to Kansas, defeated Baylor. This week: Monday vs. West Virginia, Saturday at Texas): Will the Wildcats ever get over the mental hurdle that is rival Kansas?

4. IOWA STATE (17-8, 7-5. Last week: Lost to Texas, defeated TCU. This week: Wednesday at Baylor, Saturday vs. Texas Tech): I’m beginning to think Fred Hoiberg isn’t overly bright. How many games do you have to lose before you foul in that situation?

5. OKLAHOMA (16-8, 7-5. Last week: Defeated TCU, lost to Oklahoma State. This week: Wednesday at Texas Tech, Saturday vs. Baylor): Sooners wasted opportunity Saturday.

6. BAYLOR (16-9, 7-5. Last week: Defeated West Virginia, lost to Kansas State. This week: Wednesday vs. Iowa State, Saturday at Oklahoma): Death, taxes and Scott Drew teams underachieving.

7. WEST VIRGINIA (12-13, 6-6. Last week: Lost to Baylor, defeated Texas Tech. This week: Monday at Kansas State, Saturday vs. Oklahoma State): With three losses by a total of eight points, Mountaineers are a few plays from being tied for first. Think about that for a second.

8. TEXAS (11-14, 3-9. Last week: Defeated Iowa State, lost to Kansas. This week: Tuesday at TCU, Saturday vs. Kansas State): As predicted, Myck Kabongo’s return came just in time to put a dent in Iowa State’s NCAA and Big 12 hopes.

9. TEXAS TECH (9-14, 2-10. Last week: Lost to Oklahoma State, West Virginia. This week: Wednesday vs. Oklahoma, Saturday at Iowa State): Red Raiders have lost six straight.

10. TCU (10-15, 1-11. Last week: Lost to Oklahoma, Iowa State. This week: Tuesday vs. Texas, Saturday at Kansas): How in the hell did this team beat Kansas?

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