Baylor, Texas Tech Lead Topsy-Turvy Big 12

Will Smith #7 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders  (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)

Will Smith #7 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)

TEXAS (AP) – The Big 12 is tough to figure this season.

Texas Tech (7-0, 4-0), which was ranked seventh in the preseason Big 12 poll, is now ranked 10th in the country and alone in first place.

No. 6 Baylor (6-0, 3-0), picked to finish fifth, is tied for second with Texas (4-2, 3-0).

The bottom half of the Big 12 might be just as surprising.

Just one year after landing nine bowl bids, half of the league is below .500 overall. That includes defending league champion Kansas State and TCU, which was expected to finish third this season behind Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.

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