1. No. 2 BAYLOR (17-0, 7-0) Final Rank (LR): 1
THIS WEEK: W 77-69 vs KU, W 81-66 @ OSU
No shock right here. No. 2 Baylor actually is the very best group within the nation and continued to point out that this week in dealing with No. 9 Kansas at residence and unranked Oklahoma State on the highway to stay undefeated.
If they are surely elite, this week ought to really feel like a breeze, with residence video games towards Kansas State after which (9-7) Auburn for the Large 12/SEC Problem.
Each Large 12 group is scheduled to play an SEC group this week. Nevertheless, due to the best way issues have been going, I wouldn’t be shocked to see at the least one or two of the matchups postponed.
NEXT UP: vs KSU, vs AUB
2. No. 5 TEXAS (11-2, 5-1) LR: 2
THIS WEEK: N/A
Resulting from COVID-19 protocols, No. 5 Texas missed out on matchups with Iowa State and TCU this week.
Subsequent, the Longhorns will invite in a scorching Oklahoma group after which journey to Lexington to face (5-9) Kentucky.
NEXT UP: vs OU, @ UK
3. No. 18 TEXAS TECH (11-4, 3-2) LR: 3
THIS WEEK: N/A
Texas Tech was hit with pandemic protocol as properly and had been additionally unable to play scheduled video games this week with Iowa State and TCU.
Developing, the Pink Raiders will tackle a tricky highway stint to West Virginia after which to (10-4) LSU.
NEXT UP: @ WVU, @ LSU
4. OKLAHOMA (9-4, 5-3) LR: 7
THIS WEEK: W 76-50 vs KSU, W 75-68 vs KU
Oklahoma shot up the rankings this week with two spectacular wins. First, they handed Kansas State its most convincing lack of the season, whereas following that up with a tough fought win over No. 9 Kansas.
They may both climb the rating once more subsequent week or take a minor step again, relying how they deal with their subsequent two matchups. No. 5 Texas can be wanting to get a win popping out of protocol, whereas No. 18 (13-3) Alabama is the highest group within the SEC, at the moment.
NEXT UP: @ UT, vs ALA
5. OKLAHOMA STATE (8-3, 2-3) LR: 4
THIS WEEK: L 81-68 vs BU
The Cowboys performed Baylor robust, particularly within the first half. The Bears proved to be an excessive amount of and overwhelmed an Oklahoma State group with out freshman star Cade Cunningham.
The Cowboys’ sport earlier within the week towards West Virginia was postponed.
They need to get again within the win column, as they head to Ames to face an Iowa State group who hasn’t performed a sport in over two weeks. After that, Oklahoma State will invite in (12-4) Arkansas for what must be an excellent battle, however one the place Oklahoma State will doubtless be favored.
NEXT UP: @ ISU, vs ARK
6. No. 14 WEST VIRGINIA (10-4, 3-3) LR: 6
THIS WEEK: W 69-47 @ KSU
Coming off of two weeks of no basketball, West Virginia jumped into the swing of issues by taking up and dismantling a struggling Okay-State squad.
The competitors stiffens up as they head again residence to Morgantown and face Texas Tech and (8-4) Florida.
NEXT UP: vs TTU, vs FLA
7. No. 9 KANSAS (10-5, 4-4) LR: 5
THIS WEEK: L 77-69 @ BU, L 75-68 @ OU
Kansas continues to fall within the rankings, however most likely received’t fall any additional than this, admittedly.
It was a tricky week towards two good groups however the Jayhawks had been unable to win both of their contests at Baylor or Oklahoma.
They’ll dangle their hat on maintaining the scores inside single digits however their two sport shedding streak is exposing some critical flaws for Invoice Self’s bunch. Not having a authentic level guard is certainly one of them.
They need to get again on monitor this upcoming week, but when they fall to TCU on Thursday, they are going to proceed to plummet. A visit to Knoxville can be a very robust activity towards No.6 (10-3) Tennessee
NEXT UP: vs TCU, @ TENN
8. TCU (9-5, 2-4) LR: 8
THIS WEEK: N/A
TCU was slapped with two weeks straight of Covid-19 protocols.
Subsequent up, they are going to tackle Kansas at residence after which head to Columbia for a matchup with No. 19 (10-2) Missouri.
NEXT UP: vs KU, @ MIZ
9. KANSAS STATE (5-11, 1-7) LR: 9
THIS WEEK: L 69-47 vs WVU
The Wildcats continued their traditionally dangerous season after they misplaced their sixth straight sport. They had been dogged in Bramlage by the Mountaineers.
The highway will get harder for Kansas State after they head to Waco to tackle Baylor for the second time. They’ll lastly get considerably of a break, however nonetheless a take a look at, after they invite (7-6) Texas A&M into Manhattan.
NEXT UP: @ BU, vs TA&M
10. IOWA STATE (2-7, 0-5) LR: 10
THIS WEEK: N/A
One other week of the season was misplaced for Iowa State as a consequence of Covid-19 protocols. Extra postponements occurred.
They’ll try to get the gears turning once more by taking up Oklahoma State after which going through (9-7) Mississippi State on the highway.
NEXT UP: vs OSU, @ MSST