Big 12 true freshman power rankings

Going into the sixth weekend of the season, we've updated our Big 12 true freshman power rankings again. We'll be revising them occasionally throughout the year. Again, this is a list that combines opportunity and impact.

The rankings:

1. Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma (previous rank: 2): Perine delivered a historic performance in the Sooners' win at West Virginia. On 34 carries, he rushed for 242 yards, the 13th-highest total in Oklahoma history and the most by a Sooners true freshman since Adrian Peterson in 2004. With the passing game sputtering a bit, Perine has emerged as the offensive focal point of the fourth-ranked team in the country.

2. K.D. Cannon, WR, Baylor (1): With Antwan Goodley and Corey Coleman back from injuries, Cannon has fallen back to third banana on the Baylor offense. Still, that's a pretty good banana to be.

3. Dravon Henry, FS, West Virginia (3): Henry hasn't been filling up the box score, but his manning coverage over the top has allowed hard-hitting teammate Karl Joseph to help more against the run. As a result, Joseph leads all defensive backs in the league with 35 tackles.

4. Dimitri Flowers, FB, Oklahoma (4): Flowers is one reason why the Sooners have rushed the ball so effectively whether it be with Perine, Keith Ford or Alex Ross. The Sooners are averaging a Big 12-best 5.9 yards per carry behind Flowers' lead blocks.

5. Allen Lazard, WR, Iowa State (5): After Cannon, Lazard has been the most consistent true freshman pass-catcher in the league, with 48, 42, 53 and 47 yards receiving through Iowa State's first four games.

6. James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State (NR): After catching just two passes in the Cowboys' first three games, Washington exploded against Texas Tech with 39- and 33-yard touchdown catches. With Daxx Garman established now at quarterback, Washington will have plenty more chances to deliver big plays downfield.

7. Jason Hall, S, Texas (10): Hall has been bringing the hammer lately out of the Texas secondary. He started at Kansas and delivered with seven tackles in the Longhorns' 23-0 shutout win.

8. Elijah Lee, LB, Kansas State (7): Lee added four more tackles in K-State's 58-28 win over UTEP last weekend. The third-down specialist is tied for 11th in the league in sacks and has emerged as the Big 12's top true freshman pass-rusher.

9. Corey Avery, RB, Kansas (9): Avery has been one of the few bright spots on an offense that ranks last in the Big 12 in scoring. Avery has rushed for 252 yards with a pair of touchdowns as the wingman to starter De'Andre Mann.

10. Davion Hall, WR, Baylor (6): Hall's playing time has diminished with the return of receivers Antwan Goodley, Corey Coleman and Clay Fuller to the lineup. Returning starter Levi Norwood will return from a wrist injury this week at Texas, too. Still, with 200 yards receiving already, Hall's Baylor career has gotten off to a positive start.

On the radar: Justin Stockton, RB, Texas Tech; Steven Parker II, S, Oklahoma; Matthew Boateng, CB, Kansas; Tevin Madison, CB, Texas Tech; Colin Downing, P, Iowa State; Ramon Richards, CB, Oklahoma State; Cameron Batson, PR/WR, Texas Tech; Martinez Syria, RB, Iowa State.