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College Football, Week 7: Baylor, A&M And UT Hang In Back End Of Rankings

The Big 12's power in both the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll is now undoubtedly seated in Oklahoma. The Sooners' easy work of Texas in Saturdays' Red River Rivalry and Oklahoma State's 70-point explosion against Kansas have the two schools set for a potential Top 5 match-up when Bedlam hits in November. 

The Sooners strengthened their top spot in the Coaches Poll with an additional five first place votes over LSU and Alabama, but trail both teams in the AP. The Cowboys held strong at sixth in the AP and seventh in the Coaches, amid the mix of "second tier" undefeated teams - Stanford, Boise State, Clemson and Wisconsin - outside of the Oklahoma/LSU/Alabama debate

Just about everything else in the Big 12, especially Texas, is now an afterthought: The Longhorns tumbled to from 11th to 22nd in the AP and 10th to 21st in the Coaches. If UT can't beat Oklahoma State this Saturday, they'll likely be unranked for the first time this year.

Baylor and Texas A&M both rebounded from losses this week, and hung onto positions in both polls. The Bears finished 20th in the AP and 24th in the Coaches, while the Aggies are 21st in the AP and 23rd in the Coaches.

For more on the Week 7 college football rankings, check out our comprehensive StoryStream at SB Nation's College Football main page.

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