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Monday, December 1, 2008
Big 12 rankings: Surging Sooners aiming for three-peat


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

1. Oklahoma -- Advancing to the championship after the most controversial regular-season BCS poll in Big 12 history pushed them for a shot at a history-making three-peat.

2. Texas -- Near certainty to be playing in a BCS game despite disappointments on Sunday.

3. Texas Tech -- Forgotten team in the South Division tri-championship has some healing before the bowl game with injuries to Graham Harrell, Michael Crabtree and Daniel Charbonnet.

4. Oklahoma State -- Explosive effort by Zac Robinson makes some wonder why he wasn't used as more of running threat throughout the season.

5. Missouri -- Defensive collapses in Border War aren't a good sign as Tigers prepare for potent Oklahoma unit.

6. Kansas -- Injured playmakers like Jake Sharp and Kerry Meier got well just quickly enough to spark comeback against Missouri in Border War.

7. Nebraska -- Cornhuskers overcame wacky coaching decisions to earn eighth victory and likely head into New Year's Day bowl.

8. Colorado -- Made some unexpected big plays against Nebraska, but just didn't have the offensive attack to stick with the Cornhuskers and earn a bowl trip.

9. Baylor -- Three close losses to Connecticut, Missouri and Texas Tech are biggest reason that the Bears aren't going bowling.

10. Kansas State -- Snyder needs to hit the ground running in recruiting and putting together a strong staff.

11. Texas A&M -- Aggies showed moxie in Texas loss but, like all season, simply didn't have the weapons to stick with the Longhorns.

12. Iowa State -- Could staff changes be looming after disappointing second season for Gene Chizik?