The Bears open at 17th in the playoff rankings to start the season. Oklahoma State is 18 and West Virginia is 20. Oklahoma leads the Big 12 at 14.
A number of two loss teams, including Oklahoma, are ahead of the Bears. Colorado, Utah, LSU, Penn State, Auburn and Wisconsin all rank ahead of Baylor.
The current top six, in order, is: Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Texas A&M, Washington and Ohio State.
The top four teams make the playoff at the end of the season.