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Big 12 power rankings: Sooners and Cowboys battling for top spot

Meanwhile, Will Grier looked great for West Virginia and Baylor hits rock bottom

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

1. Oklahoma State Cowboys (-)

Mason Rudolph is steamrolling through inferior competition and will continue to do so this week against Pittsburgh.

2. Oklahoma Sooners (-)

Yes, they beat Ohio State in Columbus, but JT Barrett is the most overrated quarterback in college football - well, second to Baker Mayfield, of course.

3. TCU Horned Frogs (-)

The hogs out in Arkansas certainly #FearTheFrog now if they didn’t before. Nice win over a decent SEC opponent for TCU.

4. Kansas State Wildcats (-)

The Wildcats offense (not to be confused with the Wildcat offense) scored 55 points in each of its first two games, much to the surprise of K-State doubter and Viva The Matadors writer Albie Shore. That’s OK. Jesse Ertz doesn’t care what you say.

5. West Virginia Mountaineers (+1)

Will Grier sure looked great, didn’t he? Now that the rust is gone, the former Florida quarterback is about to carve up the Big 12 Conference. But first, he’s going to demolish a couple more trash teams over the next few weeks.

6. Texas Longhorns (+1)

The Horns looked pretty angry against San Jose State and the defense played like everyone expected them to during the preseason hype festival that was going on. A blowout loss to USC this weekend could move Herman’s crew way back down in the rankings.

7. Texas Tech Red Raiders (-2)

The decrease in the standings is simply a byproduct of a bye week. Tech can climb back up with a dominating performance against Arizona State this weekend.

8. Iowa State Cyclones (-)

The Cyclones lost a close one to in-state rivals Iowa Hawkeyes, but the team should feel encouraged they kept it so close.

9. Kansas Jayhawks (-)

Ugly loss to Central Michigan. Kansas is not back yet, y’all.

438. Baylor Bears (-437)

Baylor is playing like the worst team in college football. Two losses to an FCS opponent and one of the worst Division I teams in the country to open up the season. Rock bottom successfully achieved.