Big 12 power poll: Kansas still best team despite loss to Oklahoma State

Loss showed Jayhawks' vulnerability, but they remain the favorite — for now.
by John Helsley Published: February 4, 2013
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1. Kansas (19-2, 7-1): Jayhawks showed some vulnerability in loss to the Cowboys; yet remain the solid favorite — for now.

2. Kansas State (17-4, 6-2): Gritty road win at OU; 'Cats thinking Big 12 title again.

3. Oklahoma State (15-5, 5-3): Pokes' road breakthrough in The Phog quickly reshapes their season.

4. Iowa State (16-6, 6-3): Shooters, shooters everywhere; Cyclones may be the Big 12's most underrated team.

5. Oklahoma (14-7, 5-4): Saturday's ugly loss followed by even uglier outcome Monday night in Ames.

6. Baylor (14-7, 5-3): Bears suddenly reeling — losing two straight — on their way into Gallagher-Iba Arena.

7. West Virginia (11-11, 4-5): Things are looking up; Mountaineers have back-to-back wins.

8. Texas (10-12, 2-7): How the mighty have fallen; Horns have dropped 12 straight road games.

9. Texas Tech (9-10, 2-6): So thankful for TCU's addition to the league.

10. TCU (9-12, 0-8): Beaten down Horned Frogs now get angry Jayhawks.


by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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