After a solid performance overall by the Big-12 in week 1, the rankings haven’t moved around too much.
While it was hard to keep Oklahoma at the top spot following a near disaster at the hands of Tulane, they find themselves as the number 4 team in the nation currently.
Iowa State would’ve leap frogged the Sooners had they not almost lost themselves to an even lower opponent in Northern Iowa. Hopefully that wasn’t a sign of the offensive struggles to come for the Cyclones, as they face a tough challenge in the always exciting Iowa Corn Cyhawk game against the in-state rival Hawkeyes.
Texas won their top-25 matchup against the Louisiana Raging Cajuns, so they round out the top three and have a chance to move up with a win this week and a loss by the Cyclones. Following the Longhorns are Texas Tech, who had the second most impressive win this past week against a formidable opponent in Houston.
A few teams with tough matchups are the Cyclones who I mentioned face the 10th ranked Hawkeyes, TCU who welcomes in the California Golden Bears, and Kansas who travels to Coastal Carolina to go against the 17th ranked Chanticleers. Texas and Arkansas could be an intriguing matchup, but if the Longhorns want to prove that they belong in the SEC the need to put on a performance against one of the lower teams in the conference.
Here’s a numerical list of the rankings:
- Iowa State
- Texas Tech
- Oklahoma State
- Kansas State
- West Virginia