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Baylor jumps to 12 in latest AP Top 25

The newest rankings also drop one of the flagship programs in Texas.
Credit: Kurtis Quillin/KCEN
Baylor QB Charlie Brewer (12) celebrates after a 2-yard touchdown run against Oklahoma State at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla. The 18th-ranked Bears won, 45-27, to move to 7-0 for the first time since 2015. Oct. 19, 2019

TEMPLE, Texas — Entering Week 10 of the college football season, only three Big 12 teams are ranked.

Following its loss at Kansas State on Saturday, Oklahoma dropped from No. 5 to No. 10. 

Despite the drop, the Sooners are still favorites to play for a Big 12 title. However, they still have to play Iowa State, Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State in consecutive weeks following their current open week, with Baylor and Oklahoma State being road games.

Baylor jumped from No. 14 to No. 12 during its open week thanks in part to the chaos that was the Big 12 Conference in Week 9 (Four games, four upsets). 

The Bears hold sole possession of first place in the conference through Week 9, thanks to Oklahoma's loss.

Kansas State jumped back into the polls at No. 22. The Wildcats were previously ranked before losing to Oklahoma State on Sept. 28 in Stillwater, and their return comes after an impressive showing at home against Oklahoma.

Texas dropped from No. 15 to unranked, just one point shy of No. 25 San Diego State. The Longhorns lost to TCU in Fort Worth Saturday, their third loss of 2019 (LSU, Oklahoma). Iowa State also dropped from No. 23 to unranked, following the Cyclones' loss at home to Oklahoma State.

Week 10 AP Top 25

  1. LSU (8-0)
  2. Alabama (8-0)
  3. Ohio State (8-0)
  4. Clemson (8-0)
  5. Penn State (8-0)
  6. Florida (7-1)
  7. Oregon (7-1)
  8. Georgia (6-1)
  9. Utah (7-1)
  10. Oklahoma (7-1)
  11. Auburn (6-2)
  12. Baylor (7-0)
  13. Minnesota (8-0)
  14. Michigan (6-2)
  15. SMU (8-0)
  16. Notre Dame (5-2)
  17. Cincinnati (6-1)
  18. Wisconsin (6-2)
  19. Iowa (6-2)
  20. Appalachian State (7-0)
  21. Boise State (6-1)
  22. Kansas State (5-2)
  23. Wake Forest (6-1)
  24. Memphis (7-1)
  25. San Diego State (7-1)

SMU, at No. 15, joins Baylor as the only of the 12 FBS teams in Texas ranked. SMU heads to No. 24 Memphis Saturday, which will be played in prime time on national TV. 

In the Coaches' Poll, Texas stayed in the Top 25, and Oklahoma and Baylor were each ranked one spot higher. Kansas State is also ranked again.

Week 10 Coaches Poll

  1. Alabama (8-0)
  2. LSU (8-0)
  3. Clemson (8-0)
  4. Ohio State (8-0)
  5. Penn State (8-0)
  6. Florida (7-1)
  7. Georgia (6-1)
  8. Oregon (7-1)
  9. Oklahoma (7-1)
  10. Utah (7-1)
  11. Baylor (7-0)
  12. Auburn (6-2)
  13. Minnesota (8-0)
  14. SMU (8-0)
  15. Michigan (6-2)
  16. Notre Dame (5-2)
  17. Wisconsin (6-2)
  18. Cincinnati (6-1)
  19. Iowa (6-2)
  20. Appalachian State (7-0)
  21. Boise State (6-1)
  22. Wake Forest (6-1)
  23. Memphis (7-1)
  24. Texas (5-3)
  25. Kansas State (5-2)

Below is a recap of Week 9 Big 12 scores:

  • Kansas State 48, No. 5 Oklahoma 41
  • TCU 37, No. 15 Texas 27
  • Oklahoma State 34, No. 23 Iowa State 27
  • Kansas 37, Texas Tech 34
  • West Virginia - BYE
  • Baylor - BYE

Big 12 Standings, as of Oct. 27:

  1. Baylor (7-0, 4-0)
  2. Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1)
  3. Iowa State (5-3, 3-2)
  4. Texas (5-3, 3-2)
  5. Kansas State (5-2, 2-2)
  6. TCU (4-3, 2-2)
  7. Oklahoma State (5-3, 2-3)
  8. West Virginia (3-4, 1-3)
  9. Kansas (3-5, 1-4)
  10. Texas Tech (3-5, 1-4)

Week 10 Big 12 Schedule:

  • West Virginia @ No. 12 Baylor
    7 p.m. Thursday - ESPN
  • No. 22 Kansas State @ Kansas
    2:30 p.m. Saturday - Fox Sports 1
  • TCU @ Oklahoma State
    2:30 p.m. Saturday - ESPN
  • Oklahoma - BYE
  • Texas - BYE
  • Texas Tech - BYE
  • Iowa State - BYE

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