Oklahoma Sooners Climb to Top After Week Two in Big 12 Rankings

Peter FleischerSenior Writer ISeptember 9, 2008

Another pretty boring non-conference week, and this week not one Big 12 team lost. It's the same crew as last week, as Stuart Whitehair, Jimson Cuenta, and yours truly give our rankings of the Big 12 thus far.

Note: Total points are given first, then tie-breaker points follow. The descriptions given after the teams were written by Peter Fleischer, and don't represent any other writers' opinions.

1. Oklahoma Sooners (33) [Two first place votes]

The Sooners pulled away from Cincinnati late for their first respectable win.

2. Missouri Tigers (33) [Zero first place votes]

Mizzou crushed FCS foe SE Missouri State, and will probably coast until their conference opener against Nebraska.

3. Kansas Jayhawks (28) [One first place vote]

The Jayhawks will face their first real test this Friday when they face off against South Florida.

4. Texas Longhorns (28) [Two third place votes]

The Longhorns have been quietly dominant against bad teams. If they make it to conference play healthy, watch out.

5. Texas Tech Red Raiders (28) [One third place vote)

Graham Harrell has yet to find his rhythm, but nobody's talking about it. Why?

6. Oklahoma State Cowboys (20)

Their offense is already in midseason form. They should go 5-0 up to their game at Missouri.

7. Nebraska Cornhuskers (17)

The Blackshirts might be slightly improved, but the team as a whole was only okay against San Jose State before pulling away late.

8. Kansas State Wildcats (15)

Yeah, it was against Montana State, but 69 points counts for something, right? Josh Freeman has monster stats so far.

9. Colorado Buffaloes (14)

Only beat Eastern Michigan by seven points. WVU comes into town this weekend, so they will get their first real test.

10. Iowa State Cyclones (9)

They beat up on Kent State, but now they have to go to Iowa, who has been playing extremely well so far. Their shortcomings should be exposed.

11. Baylor Bears (6)

Their game against Washington State will be a battle of the doormats. Robert Griffin looked great against Northwestern State.

12. Texas A&M Aggies (3)

I thought the game against Arkansas State was a fluke, but it appears the Aggies are actually just bad. They barely beat New Mexico, and now have to face a Miami Canes team that should be pissed off after their loss to Florida.