Oklahoma, Texas, suffers sharp drops in the latest USA TODAY Sports ranking 1-131

The eliminated Big 12 teams had a tough time in Week 11. The Oklahoma Sooners fell 5-5 in the season with their loss to West Virginia, and Texas only had three offensive points in their loss to TCU.

The Longhorns were hoping to hold their own in the Big 12 title race and earn a signature win in Steve Sarkisian’s sophomore season. With Arch Manning and a host of prospects for the next recruiting classes in attendance, the Longhorns put on what is arguably their worst offense offense of the Sarkisian era.

TCU remains the Big 12 league and appears destined for a berth in the college football playoffs, but will have to put up with a strong test from the Kansas State Wildcats if this becomes the Big 12 championship game.

Here’s a look at where the Big 12 rank in the latest USA TODAY Sports 1-131 ranking.

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4. TCU Horned Frogs

November 5, 2022; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan (15) cuts back against Texas Tech Red Raiders Tony Bradford Jr. (97) and linebacker Krishon Merriweather (1) in the second half of a game at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

Change: None

As long as TCU keeps winning, they should be in the college football playoffs. They didn’t have the offensive blast in Austin, but their defense held Texas to three offensive points in the win.

18. Wildcats of the State of Kansas

11/12/2022; Waco, TX, USA; Kansas State Wildcats running back Deuce Vaughn (22) runs the ball while Baylor Bears safety Devin Lemear (20) defends in the first half at McLane Stadium. Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Change: +6

The Wildcats once again asserted themselves as favorites for TCU in Arlington for the Big 12 Championship with their win over Baylor in Waco.

28. Oklahoma State Cowboys

11/12/2022; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys defensive end Brock Martin (9) celebrates after defensive end Collin Oliver (30) sacked Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Hunter Dekkers (12) late in the fourth quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium. OSU won 20-14. Sarah Phipps-USA TODAY Sports

Change: +7

Although Spencer Sanders only played part-time in that game, the Oklahoma State Cowboys managed to pull off a win as their defense forced five turnovers.

31. Texas Longhorns

11/12/2022; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Christian Horned Frogs defenseman Dylan Horton (98) dismisses Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers (3) during the first half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Change: -8

Three points at home against a team that had allowed at least 24 points a game in seven straight games put the Steve Sarkisian Longhorns 11-11 in their first two years in Austin.

34. Baylor Bears

11/12/2022; Waco, TX, USA; Kansas State Wildcats tight end Ben Sinnott (34) makes a touchdown catch against the Baylor Bears in the first half at McLane Stadium. Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Change: -7

Speaking of teams that were flat at home and in with a chance of staying in the Big 12 title race, the Baylor Bears’ 31-3 loss to Kansas State was arguably the worst game of the Dave Aranda era.

43. Kansas Jayhawks

November 5, 2022; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Kansas Jayhawks fans storm the field and climb onto the goal post after defeating the Oklahoma State Cowboys at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Change: -10

The 5-0 was fun. The last few months that Jalon Daniels has been out has not been. Still, the Jayhawks are bowl-bound for the first time in years.

57. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech wide receiver Xavier White (14) runs with the ball against Kansas in a Big 12 football game on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Jones AT&T Stadium. Annie Rice/Avalanche Journal/USA TODAY NETWORK

Change: None

Texas Tech picked up a big win against Kansas, and that offense has been buzzing lately.

61. Oklahoma Formerly

11/12/2022; Morgantown, West Virginia, United States; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Dillon Gabriel (8) celebrates with Oklahoma Sooners offensive lineman Chris Murray (56) after a second quarter game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Ben Queen USA TODAY Sports

Change: -14

Just another disappointing loss in a season of disappointment for the Oklahoma Sooners.

76. Iowa State hurricanes

11/12/2022; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Iowa State Cyclones wide receiver Jaylin Noel (13) reacts after the Cyclones’ final possession of the ball against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the fourth quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium. OSU won 20-14. Sarah Phipps-USA TODAY Sports

Change: -7

Until they find a quarterback who won’t turn the football over, the Iowa state defense will be wasted.

87. West Virginia Mountaineer

11/12/2022; Morgantown, West Virginia, United States; West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton (0) catches a pass for a touchdown over Oklahoma Sooners defenseman Woodi Washington (0) in the third quarter at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Ben Queen USA TODAY Sports

Change: +8

Neal Brown’s decision to include Garrett Greene in the starting lineup may have saved his job with West Virginia’s win over Oklahoma.

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