Big 12 Power Rankings: Where Texas lands in Week 1

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The Big 12 begins its 2022 season this week, with Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Kansas and TCU kicking off before Saturday.

Oklahoma State begins their season with a game against Central Michigan on Thursday. In their last meeting, current Dallas Cowboys backup Cooper Rush threw a game-winning Hail Mary attempt in a controversial win over the Big 12 power.

On the same day, West Virginia faces off against Pittsburgh in a rivalry nicknamed the “Backyard Brawl.”

Heading into the season, the reigning champion Baylor Bears are the conference title favorites. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are the next most logical picks, while a number of other teams could emerge as contenders.

Weighing offseason coaching changes, additions and subtractions, let’s look at the current pecking order in the conference.

Baylor Bears

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Oklahoma Sooners

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Oklahoma State Cowboys

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Texas Longhorns

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Kansas State Wildcats

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Iowa State Cyclones

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West Virginia Mountaineers

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TCU Horned Frogs

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Kansas Jayhawks

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