Justin K. Aller
Kansas State is the only undefeated team in the Big 12 and easily handled West Virginia Saturday to keep their hold on the top of the conference standings.
Kansas State is tops in the Big 12, as the undefeated Wildcats stomped West Virginia in Morgantown to move to 7-0 on the season.
The Wildcats are the last team in the conference yet to win a game, while the Mountaineers have now lost twice in as many games. That 2-2 record has them knotted with TCU and Texas in the middle of the conference. On the plus side, the two teams that have beaten West Virginia are arguably the two best teams in the conference. Kansas State is obviously up there, and hold the No. 3 ranking in the country after the latest BCS Standings were released, while Texas Tech moved to 6-1 on the year by beating TCU in a triple OT 56-53 thriller.
The losses probably effectively eliminate West Virginia from winning a conference title in their first year in the Big 12. With Kansas State undefeated with five games remaining on their conference slate and three teams with only one conference loss, the Mountaineers will need to win out and get some help to get into a position to tie at the top of the conference.
Elsewhere in the conference, Oklahoma didn't struggle in a massacre of Kansas, Texas won a shootout with Baylor, 56-50, and Oklahoma State upset a ranked Iowa State squad 31-10.
Here's a look at the full conference standings:
Big 12 Conference Standings
(updated 10.21.2012 at 12:42 AM CDT)