Big 12 football rankings entering Week 4 of the 2016 season. Texas falls from the top spot after losing at Cal, and no other conference team is making a strong case for the College Football Playoff.
Texas’ win over Notre Dame made it seem like the Longhorns finally had a national contender under Charlie Strong. After losing to Cal, that’s going to be a debate again.
Oklahoma’s loss to Ohio State dropped it to 1-2 for the first time since 2005, and no Big 12 team currently looks like a contender for the College Football Playoff.
Here’s a look at where we see the rest of the Big 12 heading into Week 4.
Week 4 Big 12 Football Rankings
10. Iowa State
Completely outmatched against TCU.
Memphis crushed the Jayhawks 43-7. Ouch.
8. Texas Tech
The Red Raiders got in another shootout and won this one with Louisiana Tech.
7. West Virginia
Had the week off after beating Youngstown State last week.
6. Kansas State
Looked strong out of the bye week and crushed FAU.
5. Oklahoma State
The Cowboys got a big home win over Pittsburgh to shake off the sting of the Central Michigan loss.
The Sooners were no match against Ohio State, which went into Norman and rolled Oklahoma.
The loss at Cal is going to sting for awhile.
Not the big rout many expected, but the Bears still beat Rice rather easily.
Didn’t have much trouble with a bad Iowa State team.