Clemson's win over Notre Dame moved the Tigers into the top four of this week's Playoff Predictor. Alabama also took a big jump.
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While Ohio State and MIchigan State were escaping on Saturday, TCU, Baylor and Oklahoma asserted themselves and showed the Big 12 is playoff ready.
Taking stock of the latest games in the Big 12.
Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer
Baylor has rushed for at least 300 yards in every game this season. Art Briles team is No. 1 among FBS teams with a 7.61 yards-per-carry average and has rushed for 1,507 yards in four games. Baylor rushed for 368 yards in Saturday's 63-35 win over Texas Tech.
Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and TCU were among the programs that had key visitors on hand Saturday.
Baylor rises in Power Rankings
The Bears jumped seven spots in ESPN's rankings after their first Big 12 win. Where are they slotted now? Power Rankings
Ohio State remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and tied a poll record Sunday despite lagging support from voters. Meanwhile, No. 2 TCU and No. 3 Baylor edged forward and No. 4 Michigan State slipped.
The Big 12's top College Football Playoff contenders -- TCU, Baylor, and Oklahoma -- each earned convincing wins on Saturday.
The Big 12 Power Rankings after Week 5.
Big 12 teams in great spots after Week 5
The same Big 12 that was left out of the inaugural College Football Playoff may now be in the best position of any conference. See where TCU and Baylor rank in Mark Schlabach's top four. GameDay Kickoff
A look at the Big 12's top performers from Week 5.
Don't leave me hangin', ref!
That's exactly what happened, though, as Baylor WR Corey Coleman couldn't get a high-five after his second TD of the game.
Lone Star supremacy. #SicEm #BestInTexas
No. 5 Baylor aced its first big test of the season, beating up Texas Tech for a 63-35 blowout at AT&T Stadium.
Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer
Seth Russell was sharp in Baylor's 63-35 win over Texas Tech, putting up 367 total yards and five TDs in the blowout. Russell guided Baylor to nine scoring drives on nearly 9 yards per play.
Seth Russell passed for 286 yards and four touchdowns and ran for two more scores while Shock Linwood rushed for a career-high 221 yards and two touchdowns as No. 5 Baylor began its pursuit of a
Baylor starts fast, never looks back in 63-35 victory over Texas Tech. #SicTech
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