ESPN.com Power Rankings: Jan. 5
Normally, a team loses and it gets dropped. It's the nature of week-to-week rankings.
A couple of wins, you move up; one loss, you move down. But not this week. Not after Oklahoma and Kansas played an epic, three-overtime Big 12 thriller on Monday night. Sure, the win launched Kansas into the top spot in our rankings.
But what to do with Oklahoma? A week ago, the Sooners were No. 2. Normally, a loss would drop them. But one thing was clear: Monday's loss to Kansas wasn't your normal loss. So Oklahoma stays.
Voters: Eamonn Brennan (ESPN.com), C.L. Brown (ESPN), Sean Farnham (ESPN), John Gasaway (ESPN Insider), Jeff Goodman (ESPN Insider), Seth Greenberg (ESPN analyst), Andy Katz (ESPN.com), Joe Lunardi (ESPN), Myron Medcalf (ESPN.com), Dana O'Neil (ESPN.com).