Big 12 basketball Power Rankings: Kansas State moving up, Jayhawks fall

Two weeks into conference play and the Big 12 is out of control. The most competitive conference is proving why it is elite. Here are this week's Big 12 Power Rankings.

Jan 20, 2024; Manhattan, Kansas, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys guard John-Michael Wright (51) tries to swat the ball away from Wildcat guard Tylor Perry (2).
Jan 20, 2024; Manhattan, Kansas, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys guard John-Michael Wright (51) tries to swat the ball away from Wildcat guard Tylor Perry (2). / Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports
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Three weeks into conference play the Big 12 is showing why it is the most competitive conference in college basketball. Before the rankings come out later today, currently the Big 12 has eight of their 14 teams ranked in the top 25.

As the weeks go on, we see Big 12 teams beating up on each other. A ranked opponent falls to an unranked opponent—matchups between ranked opponents that are electric. This past week was no different.

During week two of conference play, we saw Baylor lose twice to unranked opponents. The mighty Kansas Jayhawks lost their second conference game in two weeks. The Big 12 newcomers are making a lot of noise. There are many more things that happened, but we will save those for the rankings.

Here is a look at the Big 12 standings up to this point in the season. These rankings are as of Monday morning, January 22 before the AP top 25 rankings were released for the week.

Team

Big 12 Record

Overall Record

No. 25 Texas Tech

4-1

15-3

Kansas State

4-1

14-4

No. 5 Houston

3-2

16-2

No. 3 Kansas

3-2

15-3

No. 15 Oklahoma

3-2

15-3

No. 9 Baylor

3-2

14-4

No. 24 Iowa State

3-2

14-4

No. 20 BYU

2-3

14-4

Cincinnati

2-3

13-5

No. 19 TCU

2-3

13-5

Texas

2-3

13-5

UCF

2-3

11-6

West Virginia

2-3

7-11

Oklahoma State

0-5

8-10