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Big 12 Football By The Numbers & Week 7 Power Rankings

Three Big 12 schools are among the top 11 in the first BCS standings for the 2011 college football season. For Kansas State, it's the team's highest-ever ranking in the BCS.

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Kansas vs. Oklahoma
Kansas vs. Oklahoma

Out of the 10 remaining undefeated college football teams in the country through Week 7, three reside in the Big 12. That is the most teams with perfect records at this point in the season of any conference. The first BCS standings were released on Sunday, and the three top teams from the Big 12 - Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Kansas State - are among the top 11, at Nos. 3, 4 and 11.

Through 15 conference games three weeks into Big 12 head-to-head competition, the average margin of victory has been 20 points and an average score of 46-26.

Here are some other significant and substantive numbers from the Big 12 action this past weekend.

0 - Number of penalty yards against Missouri in the Tigers 52-10 win over Iowa State.

9 - Texas A&M did not punt against Baylor Saturday, and scored on nine of its 11 possessions.

11 - Kansas State's 11th-place ranking in the first week of the 2011 BCS standings is the Wildcats' highest BCS ranking under the current BCS ranking formula (which was changed in 2004).

23 - The losing margin for Iowa State in both of the Cyclones first two Big 12 games.

28 - On Friday last week, Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden turned 28 years old. He is several months older than Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers.

56 - The length of James Sims' touchdown jaunt for Kansas on Saturday night vs. Oklahoma. It was the Jayhawks' longest run from scrimmage since 2006.

136 - Freshman RB Malcolm Brown of Texas had a career-high 135 yards rushing against Oklahoma State. He is the first UT freshman since Jamaal Charles to have two 100-yard rushing days in a season.

284 - All-purpose yards for Fozzy Whittaker of Texas on Saturday, a new career high surpassing his previous high of 158 yards a week ago against Oklahoma.

317 - Ryan Broyles of Oklahoma caught a 57-yard touchdown pass in the first-quarter against Kansas, setting a new NCAA record for career receptions.

430 - Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III had a record-setting 430 passing yards in Saturday's loss at Texas A&M. It was RG3's 44th school record.

Big 12 Power Rankings (Through Week 7)

  • 1. Oklahoma - Offense has been scary good from the beginning, and defense keeps getting better.
  • 2. Oklahoma State - Country's second best offense. Defense needs some work.
  • 3. Kansas State - Refuses to lose. Homecoming with OU on Oct. 29 will be huge.
  • 4. Texas A&M - Don't count out the Aggies just yet.
  • 5. Missouri - Tigers have a huge opportunity to redeem their season with a home win over Oklahoma State this Saturday.
  • 6. Texas - Better, yes. But still not good enough to count itself among the Big 12's elite teams..
  • 7. Baylor - All offense and no defense isn't going to get it done.
  • 8. Texas Tech - If the Red Raiders thought K-State was tough, wait till this weekend in Norman vs, OU.
  • 9. Iowa State - We've seen the best of the Cyclones this season, at least until they play Kansas.
  • 10. Kansas - A much different Kansas team came to play Saturday against Oklahoma, but this Jayhawk team is lacking in too many areas to escape the Big 12 basement.