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Sometimes, it is good to play cupcake opponents in the “pre-season”, rather than, say, Houston and Ohio State. That’s right, your Baylor Bears are the Big 12’s highest-ranked team after three weeks. And, along with West Virginia, they are undefeated. Oklahoma, meanwhile has two losses and a looong way to go to get back in to the Playoff discussion. Oklahoma State and Texas Tech hung on to beat Pitt and Louisiana Tech, respectively, while TCU and Kansas State walloped Iowa State and Florida Atlantic. Oh, Texas lost.

A reminder that the Coaches Poll is entirely meaningless, mainly because Wisconsin and Georgia and Tennessee are 10 and 11 and 12 and Iowa is still ranked.

Coaches Poll

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Ohio State Buckeyes
  3. Clemson Tigers
  4. Louisville Cardinals
  5. Michigan Wolverines
  6. Stanford Cardinal
  7. Houston Cougars
  8. Michigan State Spartans
  9. Washington Huskies
  10. Wisconsin Badgers
  11. Georgia Bulldogs
  12. Tennessee Volunteers
  13. Texas A&M Aggies
  14. Florida State Seminoles
  15. Baylor Bears
  16. Florida Gators
  17. LSU Tigers
  18. Arkansas Razorbacks
  19. Miami Hurricane
  20. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  21. TCU Horned Frogs
  22. Mississippi Rebels
  23. Utah Utes
  24. Texas Longhorns
  25. Iowa Hawkeyes

Big 12 RV: Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma State Cowboys, West Virginia Mountaineers, Kansas State Wildcats

AP Poll

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Ohio State Buckeyes
  3. Louisville Cardinals
  4. Michigan Wolverines
  5. Clemson Tigers
  6. Houston Cougars
  7. Stanford Cardinal
  8. Michigan State Spartans
  9. Washington Huskies
  10. Texas A&M Aggies
  11. Wisconsin Badgers
  12. Georgia Bulldogs
  13. Florida State Seminoles
  14. Tennessee Volunteers
  15. Miami Hurricane
  16. Baylor Bears
  17. Arkansas Razorbacks
  18. LSU Tigers
  19. Florida Gators
  20. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  21. Texas Longhorns
  22. San Diego State Aztecs
  23. Mississippi Rebels
  24. Utah Utes
  25. Oklahoma Sooners