Big 12 power rankings: Week 10

A shocking week in the Big 12 has thrown these rankings into anarchy. This league is a mess. Nos. 1 and 2 are pretty clear. So is No. 10. The other seven teams? You could defend ranking them in any number of ways. Here's last week's rankings.

Time for this week's our post-apocalyptic, subterranean Big 12 lineup. It's the boys from Oklahoma and everybody else.

1. Oklahoma State (8-0, 5-0, last week: 1): The Cowboys march onward. The Cowboys' opportunistic defense took advantage and forced five turnovers against the Bears, who trailed 49-3 in the fourth quarter. Harp on the 622 total yards if you like, but 21 points and 225 yards for Baylor came in the fourth quarter when OSU's starters were done for the day in the 59-24 win. Baylor's offense entered the day averaging 44 points and just under 540 yards of offense.

2. Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1, LW: 3): The Sooners know how good they can be, and proved it in a dominant second half against Kansas State. Stanford's Saturday heroics cluttered the path to getting back into the national title race, but these guys will be a huge season-ending hurdle for Oklahoma State.

3. Kansas State (7-1, 4-1, LW: 2): A 41-point loss is just that. But it's just one loss and Kansas State will try and bounce back in the toughest scenario left: a road game at Oklahoma State. Tall task ahead of a defense needing a spark.

4. Texas (5-2, 2-2, LW: 7): Is Texas better than A&M? I would say no, but this team put together its best performance of the season on Saturday, and last I checked, only one Big 12 team has two losses.

5. Texas A&M (5-3, 3-2, LW: 4): I mean ... come on. Three leads of 18, 17 and 14 points. Three losses. It's unbelievable. One of the nation's top rush defenses gave up 162 yards on 20 carries to Mizzou's Henry Josey, and now, all of Texas A&M's major goals for the season seem to have slipped away.

6. Missouri (4-4, 2-3, LW: 8): Missouri has played one of the nation's toughest schedules this season, but grabbed a season-changing win on Saturday over Texas A&M. Things are looking up for the Tigers, who will try to continue a late-season charge next week at Baylor.

7. Texas Tech (5-3, 2-3, LW: 5): Knock off the Big 12's top team on its home field one week. Lost to the league's second-worst team at home by 34 points the next. Unbelievable. Tech better not feel sorry for itself long. A trip to Texas awaits next week, and the Longhorns won in Lubbock last year, despite finishing 5-7.

8. Baylor (4-3, 1-3, LW: 6): The Bears have to be frustrated after a game it surely feels should have been much closer. Looking up in the fourth quarter and seeing a 49-3 score had to be a shock after moving the ball well for most of the game, but turnovers are the surest way to lose games. For the fifth time in two seasons, one of the Big 12's best teams beat the Bears by double digits or in a blowout.

9. Iowa State (4-4, 1-4, LW: 9): Could Iowa State slip into a bowl game again? It's not impossible. Four consecutive losses in Big 12 play by at least 16 points can't be forgotten in a week, but Jared Barnett has changed the game in Ames. If Iowa State runs the ball like that again, it'll be dangerous.

10. Kansas (2-6, 0-5, LW: 10): For the first time this year, the offense joined the defense in futility. Time is running out in Kansas to put together something positive at the end of the season. What wasn't positive on Saturday? Kansas' rushing yardage, at -2. That was supposed to be one of the team's strengths entering the year.