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Big 12 Football: Kansas State and Baylor Rise in National Rankings, Texas Plummets

Oklahoma, the top-ranked college football team in the country, is one of 5 Big 12 teams that are ranked in the top 25 after week 7.

Apparently losing big on the road to the top-ranked team in the nation gets no mercy from college football voters. Texas, 55-17 losers at Oklahoma, dropped 11 spots in both major polls. They now sit at #22 in the AP poll and #21 in the USA today poll. 

Oklahoma, on the other hand, did not move. They still sit at #3 in the AP and #1 in the USA Today poll. AP voters are more impressed with SEC teams LSU and Alabama. The Tigers pounded Florida on Saturday, 41-11, while the Crimson Tide beat up on Vanderbilt 34-0. LSU and Alabama play each other in week 10, so at least one of the teams will lose during the regular season. 

Elsewhere in the Big 12, both Kansas State and Baylor saw their stock rise. After Kansas State's 24-17 conference win over Missouri, the Wildcats rose 3 spots in each poll to #17 and #18, respectively. Baylor, after taking care of Iowa State, 49-26, rose from #25 in the AP to #20 and entered the USA Poll at #24. 

Texas A&M, soon departing for the SEC, rebounded from 2 straight losses with a 45-40 win over Texas Tech. At #21 and #23, the Aggies are the only 2-loss team that is ranked in both polls.