The Big 12 lost its lead last week, but the SEC gained four full points on the Big 12 in this week's Conference Power Rankings from ESPN Stats and Info.
The Big 12 was hurt most by West Virginia’s loss to unranked Texas Tech Red Raiders," wrote Stats and Info's Sharon Katz. "West Virginia fell from fifth to 17 in the AP Poll and no Big 12 teams was able to regain the points lost by the Mountaineers."
Here's the full rankings:
ESPN Stats & Information College Football Conference Power Rankings
That's a troubling trend for the Big 12, but Oklahoma will have a big chance to earn the Big 12 some nonconference respect next week when Notre Dame makes a trip to Norman.