While nothing is close to being set in stone, Week 2 provided plenty of answers for what the Big 12 season might look like. Several Big 12 teams played tough out-of-conference matchups this week and for the most part, the conference played well in those matchups.
As a result, we saw some major movement in ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI), with several Big 12 teams making big moves both upward and downward.
Let’s take a look at how the Big 12 fared in terms of FPI after Week 2.
|Kansas State||13.1||21||↑ 4|
|Texas Tech||8.3||32||↑ 1|
|Oklahoma State||5.5||43||↑ 8|
|Iowa State||4.0||50||↓ 8|
|West Virginia||1.3||61||↓ 1|
This week’s biggest risers were Kansas (up 9 spots), Oklahoma State (up 8 spots), and Cincinnati (up 7 spots) after registering impressive wins.
This week’s biggest fallers are Iowa State and Houston, who fell eight spots each after suffering one-score losses to in-state rivals, with the Cyclones falling 20-13 to Iowa, and Houston falling to Rice in double overtime, 43-41.
Oklahoma fell four spots this week after a 28-11 win over SMU, but still remains inside the Top 10, at No. 8 nationally. Meanwhile, Texas moves up three spots to No. 6 nationally after a monumental 34-24 win over Alabama.
Interestingly, the Big 12 has three Big 12 teams in the Top 10, with Texas (No. 5), Cincinnati (No. 8), and Oklahoma (No. 9) all being among the nation’s most efficient teams.