A day late, but here’s our latest installment of the Big 12 women’s basketball power rankings.
As usual, the top and bottom of the league is easy to rank. The middle remains hairy.
1. Baylor (27-1, 16-0 Big 12)Last week: 1
Brittney Griner and Co. are gearing up for another deep tournament run.
2. Iowa State (19-6, 10-5)
Last week: 2
ISU holds the edge over Texas Tech because of their sweep of the Lady Radiers.
3. Texas Tech (20-7, 10-5)
Last week: 3
Tech’s four-guard lineup and stingy defense present problems for opponents.
4. West Virginia (17-10, 9-7)
Last week: 6
The Mountaineers have won three in a row, including a two-point victory in Ames.
5. Oklahoma State (19-7, 8-7)
Last week: 5
The Big 12′s most inconsistent team, most emphasized by the Cowgirls’ loss at TCU and Bedlam beatdown of OU in a span of four days. Wednesday night’s contest in Lubbock is a big one for the Cowgirls.
6. Oklahoma (19-9, 9-7)
Last week: 4
The Sooners were blown out twice in three days against OSU and Baylor. Up next is a Kansas squad that beat OU in the teams’ first meeting.
7. Kansas (16-11, 7-8)
Last week: 7
KU is firmly on the NCAA Tournament bubble, and next faces two tough road contests against Iowa State Wednesday and OU Saturday.
8. Texas (11-16, 4-12)
Last week: 9
The young Longhorns have won two of their last three, including a 59-46 victory over TCU Tuesday night.
9. Kansas State (13-15, 4-12)
Last week: 8
K-State has lost four in a row and finishes the regular season against Texas Tech and at Baylor.
10. TCU (8-19, 1-15)
Last week: 10
TCU finally got that coveted first Big 12 win with its shocking upset of OSU in Fort Worth. But that’s not enough to get the Horned Frogs out of the cellar.