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Big 12 football: K-State remains atop rankings

by Berry Tramel Published: September 30, 2012

Another week of Big 12 rankings, and conference play starts to provide a little clarity:

1. Kansas State: The victory in Norman remains the most impressive accomplishment by a Big 12 team, and KSU’s win over Miami keeps looking better.

2. Texas: The win in Stillwater was big for the Longhorns, who now are 2-0 on the road.

3. Texas Tech: Winning in Ames is no small thing.

4. Iowa State: Losing at home to Tech hurts, but the Cyclones still have to two decent wins, which is more than most.

5. Baylor: I know, strange for Baylor to be ranked ahead of West Virginia. But that 70-63 classic was in Morgantown, so in terms of impressiveness, Baylor was not overshadowed by the Mountaineers. Plus Baylor has the road win at Louisiana-Monroe.

6. West Virginia: The Mountaineers’ most impressive win is by seven points at home over Baylor. If the game had been 35-28, we would be talking about, man, that was tough and WVU didn’t exactly dominate. But because it was 70-63, all we can say is, wow.

7.  TCU: The Frogs don’t win pretty. They just win. Not over anyone any good just yet.

8. OU: The Sooners go into October without a victory of substance, unless you count at El Paso.

9. OSU: The Cowboys go into October without a victory of substance, and there’s no unless.

10. Kansas: At least one of these slots is easy to pick.



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by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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