Big 12 Power Rankings

Kansas State created the first tectonic shift of the Big 12 season — and you get the sense there will be many — by upsetting preseason favorite Oklahoma in Norman.

The Wildcats did it by creating three turnovers, including a strip of Landry Jones near his goal line that resulted in a defensive score and Bob Stoops muttering "that’s bad football" a few times.

Bill Snyder’s crew deservedly zooms to the top spot this week, but remaining there will be difficult: The schedule rotation has K-State playing five road games in the league, including a visit to No. 9 West Virginia (Oct. 20), and back-to-back trips to No. 15 TCU (Nov. 10) and No. 25 Baylor (Nov. 17).

1. Kansas State (4-0, 1-0 Big 12)
The Wildcats won at Oklahoma 24-19, spoiling Bob Stoops’ 14-0 home record against ranked teams.
NEXT: hosts Kansas, Oct. 6

2. Texas (3-0)
The Longhorns had a bye Saturday.
NEXT: at Oklahoma State, Sept. 29

3. West Virginia (3-0)
The Mountaineers defeated Maryland 31-21 despite averaging a meager 1 yard per carry.
NEXT: hosts Baylor, Sept. 29

4. Oklahoma (2-1, 0-1)
The Sooners’ QBs coughed up two costly fumbles in a 24-19 home loss to K-State.
NEXT: at Texas Tech, Oct. 6

5. TCU (3-0, 1-0)
The Horned Frogs won their 11th straight game, beating Virginia 27-7.
NEXT: at SMU, Sept. 29

6. Baylor (3-0)
The Bears enjoyed their weekly shootout — this time rallying from two-TDs down at Louisiana Monroe to win 47-42.
NEXT: at West Virginia, Sept. 29

7. Iowa State (3-0)
The Cyclones had a bye Saturday.
NEXT: hosts Texas Tech, Sept. 29

8. Oklahoma State (2-1)
The Cowboys had a bye Saturday.
NEXT: hosts Texas, Sept. 29

9. Texas Tech (3-0)
The Red Raiders had a bye Saturday.
NEXT: at Iowa State, Sept. 29

10. Kansas (1-3, 0-1)
The Jayhawks gave up 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and lost 30-23 at Northern Illinois.
NEXT: at Kansas State, Oct. 6

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