(1) Baylor (Last Week: 1)
13-0 Conference, 24-1 Overall
|Last Week||vs Oklahoma W 89-66||vs West Virginia W 79-51|
|This Week||at Texas Tech||vs TCU|
Baylor continues to dominate. Oklahoma unfortunately had to play Baylor the day the committee pushed Tennessee over Baylor as the preview 1 seed. The first 10 minutes of the game were a clinic for how basketball should be played, and then they just reverted to being commanding. Up next was West Virginia, which had two marks against it: first, they played Baylor close at home and second, this game last year let West Virginia share the title. Baylor was letting the conference know that their was their court and their championship to have.
(2) Oklahoma (Last Week: 2)
10-3 Conference, 16-8 Overall
|Last Week||at Baylor L 66-89||vs TCU W 77-54|
|This Week||at Iowa State||at Kansas State|
After one week with back-to-back losses, Oklahoma has continued to dominate and position themselves as the clear second best team in the conference. Their only blemish is against Baylor and while that game looks bad on paper, I give more credit to Baylor playing angry than Oklahoma really being that bad.
(3) OSU (Last Week: 7)
6-7 Conference, 16-8 Overall
|Last Week||vs Texas W 66-60||vs Iowa State W 60-48|
|This Week||at West Virginia||vs Kansas|
Thus begins the best of the rest. From here on out, no team has a winning record in conference. Oklahoma State tops this group by virtue of winning both its games, only one of three teams (Baylor, Texas Tech) to do so last week.
(4) Texas (Last Week: 6)
5-8 Conference, 16-8 Overall
|Last Week||at Oklahoma State L 60-66||at Kansas W 74-63|
|This Week||vs Kansas State||at Texas Tech|
Texas split wins this week which apparently was just as challenging as winning both games.
(5) West Virginia (Last Week: 5)
5-8 Conference, 15-10
|Last Week||vs Kansas W 59-56||at Baylor L 51-79|
|This Week||vs Oklahoma State||vs Iowa State|
West Virginia stays at its position by virtue of sneaking by Kansas at home. As in previous rankings, losing to Baylor doesn't hurt too much; especially since this was a revenge game for Baylor.
(6) Kansas State (Last Week: 8)
5-8 Conference, 15-9 Overall
|Last Week||vs TCU W 93-79||vs Texas Tech L 68-74 (OT)|
|This Week||at Texas||vs Oklahoma|
Kansas State is last team that split their games this week and comes at the end by virtue of losing to Tech.
(7) TCU (Last Week: 3)
6-7 Conference, 14-10 Overall
|Last Week||at Kansas State L 74-93||at Oklahoma L 54-77|
|This Week||vs Kansas||at Baylor|
I thought that TCU had really started to surge and gave them the benefit of the doubt splitting their games last week. However, they have now lost three of their last four.
(8) Iowa State (Last Week: 4)
4-7 Conference, 14-8 Overall
|Last Week||at Texas Tech L 58-71||at Oklahoma State L 48-60|
|This Week||vs Oklahoma||at West Virginia|
Iowa State has now lost five of their last 6 games. What ever magic they found early in the season seems to have disappeared.
(9) Texas Tech (Last Week: 10)
5-8 Conference, 15-10 Overall
|Last Week||vs Iowa State W 71-58||at Kansas State W 74-68 (OT)|
|This Week||vs Baylor||vs Texas|
Tech had a great week and was one of only three teams to win both their games. The fact that they had dug such a deep hole prior to this week (going 1-6) kept them from moving any higher.
(10) Kansas (Last Week: 9)
4-9 Conference, 13-13 Overall
|Last Week||at West Virginia L 56-59||at Texas L 63-74|
|This Week||at TCU||at Oklahoma State|
Poor Kansas. Go on a three game winning streak to turn around and go 1-4 over the last 5 games.