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Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 2

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 2

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1. Oklahoma State (2-0)

The final score in its 56-35 victory over UTSA isn't an indicator of how one-side this game was. After three quarters, the Pokes were up 42-7 and Mike Gundy elected to give his starters the fourth quarter off. JW Walsh threw for 326 yards on 24-for-27 passing and four scores. He also added one on the ground.

Next week: vs. Lamar

2. Oklahoma (2-0, 1-0)

For the time being, Oklahoma sits atop the Big 12 alone after opening up conference play with a 16-7 victory over West Virginia. Kicker Michael Hunnicutt hit three field goals and that's all the Sooners would really need. OU ran for 316 yards as a team led by Brennan Clay's 170 yards.

Next week: vs. Tulsa

3. Baylor (2-0)

Heisman hopefull Lache Seastrunk is a bad, bad man. He ran for 150 yards, three touchdowns and a sickening 8.8 yards per carry in Baylor's 70-13 victory over Buffalo. The last season at Floyd Casey Stadium is off to a a flying start as the Bears are averaging 69.5 points per game. Baylor won't see it's first real test until Week 4 when it hosts Louisiana-Monroe, who beat No. 8 Arkansas in 2012 and Alabama in 2007.

Next week: Bye

4. TCU (1-1)

The Horned Frogs bounced back from their Week 1 loss to LSU with a victory over Southeastern Louisiana. Trevone Boykin threw for two scores and averaged 10.2 yards per completion. A little bit of confidence for the Horned Frogs before they start conference play next week in Lubbock.

Next week: At Texas Tech

5. Texas Tech (2-0)

The Red Raiders put up 731 total yards on Stephen F. Austin and that's really all you need to know. It was 45-7 at halftime. Texas Tech eased off the gas pedal in the second half scoring only 16 points — all coming in the third quarter. Baker Mayfield threw for 367 yards, three touchdowns and averaged 12.2 yards per completion.

Next week: vs. TCU

6. Kansas State (1-1)

After losing to North Dakota State in Week 1, the Wildcats bounced back nicely against Louisiana-Lafayette. Jake Waters and Daniel Sams combined for 305 yards and two interceptions. Tramaine Thompson opened the 2nd half by taking the kickoff 94 yards to the house.

Next week: vs. Massachusetts

7. Texas (1-1)

What a terrible 24 hours Manny Diaz has had. His defense gave up 40 points to BYU on Saturday and then head coach Mack Brown relieved him of his defensive coordinator duties and replacing him with Greg Robinson. Yes, that Greg Robinson who was the defensive coordinator for the Chiefs earlier in the century. In 2010, Robinson's second and last season as Michigan's defensive coordinator, Michigan's defense ranked 110 out of 120 teams. There's a reason he's been out of work for three years.

Next week: vs. Ole Miss

8. Kansas (1-0)

The Jake Heaps era began just like the Dayne Crist era: With a win. However, that was Crist's only win in a Jayhawk uniform. Kansas rattled off 24 unanswered points after giving itself some breathing room. James Sims was his typical self running for 94 yards and two scores on 16 attempts.

Next week: at Rice

9. West Virginia (1-1, 0-1)

The Mountaineers squeaked by William & Mary in Week 1 and hung with Oklahoma in Week 2. There's a lack of talent in Morgantown as Geno Smith, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey all left after last season. So far, the Mountaineers seem to be the biggest enigma in the conference. There's no telling what could happen each week.

Next week: vs. Georgia State

10. Iowa State (0-1)

The Cyclones had a much needed bye week after losing to Northern Iowa in Week 1. They also needed time to prepare for their in-state showdown with Iowa.

Next week: vs. Iowa