Big 12 basketball Power Rankings: Kansas State falls, Houston heating up

There has been a big shakeup in the Big 12 basketball Power Rankings. the Big 12 continues to beat up on each other, so this is how the ranking shook out this week.

Jan 27, 2024; Houston, Texas, USA; Kansas State Wildcats forward Arthur Kaluma (24) drives with the ball to the basket.
Jan 27, 2024; Houston, Texas, USA; Kansas State Wildcats forward Arthur Kaluma (24) drives with the ball to the basket. / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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West Virginia is struggling and it is almost hard to watch. Under first-year head coach Josh Eilbert, the Mountaineers are 7-13 and currently have a two-game losing streak. Even though the Mountaineers aren't at the bottom of the Big 12 standings, they have the worst overall record in the conference. However, they do have both the last ranked offense and defence in the conference,

The Mountaineers have shown flashes of promise and talent, beating Kansas and Texas at home. However, in games where they are matched up well, they fall short. They gave an 0-6 Oklahoma State team their first conference win this past week. They went to Orlando, Florida earlier in the week to take on UCF and never gained a lead, lost by double digits, and thier best player RaeQuan Battle got ejected in the second half.

West Virginia is just playing to get through the season at this point. While they have a lot of very talented players, they need another year or two under Eilbert to figure things out. Unfortunately, two straight losses dropped the Mountaineers to the bottom of the power rankings.