Big 12 Basketball: Oklahoma climbs, Kansas falls in latest power rankings

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Big 12 Basketball Rasir Bolton Iowa State Cyclones (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images)

Many of the programs within Big 12 Basketball has continued to struggle with the containment of COVID-19. Even with that, the Big 12 had its fair share of excitement. Baylor continues to build a rare season, Oklahoma makes a big jump and Kansas has played some of its worst basketball.

With all of that being said, here are the Big 12 Power Rankings for the final weekend of January.

10

Cyclones 2-7 (0-5)

Last rank: 10

Iowa State has not played a game since January 9th, due to cancellations. Their next game will be on Monday against Oklahoma State.

They will then travel to play Mississippi State in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

9

Wildcats 5-11 (1-7)

Last rank: 9

It has been a rough season in Manhattan, to say the least. The Wildcats notched another loss on Tuesday against Oklahoma. Kansas State was held to shooting 36 percent from the field and had 20 turnovers. Kansas State had gone three straight games without scoring 70 points. They have only scored more than 70 on three occasions during the season. Leading the scores for the Wildcats was Dajuan Gordon, with 13 points.

Returning home, the Wildcats would face No. 14 West Virginia.

The offense would continue to sputter, en route to a 69-47 loss. Kansas State was overwhelmed as they shot just 20 percent from beyond the arc and 28 turnovers. Defensively, the Wildcats were improved and outrebounded the Mountaineers, 37-24. However, the offensive woes and a consistent leader is still lacking.

Kansas State will next travel to Waco to play No.2 Baylor on Wednesday. They will then return home to play former Big 12 school, Texas A&M on Saturday.

8

Horned Frogs 9-5 (2-4)

Last rank: 8

TCU did not participate this week, due to cancellations. The Horned Frogs are expected to play at Kansas on Thursday.

They will then play No. 19 Missouri on Saturday at 1 p.m., apart of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

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