Now 6-0 and with five victories against Power 5 opponents, West Virginia climbs into the top spot this week in the Big 12 Power Rankings.
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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby says expansion candidates were disappointed by league's decision to remain at 10 members.
Our Big 12 reporters make their predictions for all of the conference's games this weekend.
It's hard out there for the working man playing corner in the Big 12. Spread offenses, deep reserves of talented receivers and elite QBs make Saturdays a long day at the office.
The midseason all-Big 12 team is chock-full of playmakers, as the high-scoring conference has plenty of offensive game-breakers.
Oklahoma has the top-ranked recruiting class in the Big 12 but Charlie Strong's future could determine the rest of the league's recruiting.
The Irish didn't show much fight in losing to Stanford. Their reward? A return to the coveted fifth spot in this week's rankings.
The Big 12 could not reach consensus on possible expansion candidates and will remain at 10 schools for now.
Will the presidents finally be decisive to keep this expansion drama from dragging on longer? Or will the Big 12 kick the can further down the road?
The Big 12's 15-month runaround expansion process is over. The league's psychological disadvantage remains, and this process has revealed deeper issues and an uncertain future.
Where's the drama? For a week in the Big 12, it disappeared as Saturday brought decisive victories for Baylor, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas.
Shane Buechele passed for 296 yards and two scores and Texas got coach Charlie Strong a desperately-needed win, snapping a three-game losing streak with a 27-6 win over Iowa State on Saturday.
Duvernay blows past secondary for TD
Devin Duvernay streaks down the right sideline and catches a 75-yard TD pass from Shane Buechele as Texas takes a 17-6 lead over Iowa State midway through the third quarter.
Texas moves ahead of Iowa State
Shane Buechele avoids the blitz and finds Jerrod Heard alone down the left sideline for a 37-yard TD early in the third quarter to give the Longhorns' the lead.
Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer
Did not expect a low-scoring affair from Iowa State-Texas tonight, but the Longhorn offense is struggling with penalties and getting in too many third-and-long situations. Iowa State hasn't been much better offensively but is still up 6-0 late in the second quarter.
Watch: Iowa State at Texas
After three straight losses, Texas is a 14-point favorite at home against Iowa State. The 1-5 Cyclones, however, have been competitive in losses to Baylor and Oklahoma State. Live on LHN/WatchESPN
Nowhere is recruiting success more important than when a coach takes over a program for the first year. Some new coaches, like Georgia's Kirby Smart, are doing better than others.
Oklahoma hosts a K-State outfit that has won its past two in Norman, while West Virginia visits Texas Tech with a chance to convince its skeptics.
Iowa State vs Kansas State Wildcats
Jack Trice Stadium - Sat 10/29