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Southwest Conference Power Rankings – Week 6

The Southwest Conference Power Rankings have returned with a vengeance this season. The points system is simple and merit based on opponents, covering the point spread, and actual wins.

Last week was a bye week for the rankings so we’re combining the last two weeks of games and to nobody’s surprise TCU is running away with the rankings.

The Points System

Win: 10 points

Covers Spread: 5 points

P5 win: 4 points

Road win: 3 points

G5 win: 2 points

FCS win: 1 point

1st TCU 3-0 (95)  +36 from last 2 weeks

The Frogs demolished a toothless Oklahoma squad and survived a pesky Kansas team in Lawrence. Sonny Dykes and crew can make a strong statement for the College Football playoff in the next two weeks. 

Next Game: vs. Oklahoma State

2nd Texas 4-2 (77) +38

The Longhorns have bounced back from the conference opening loss in Lubbock with convincing wins over West Virginia and Oklahoma. While there’s a lot of hype around the Horns they have yet to beat a ranked team. 

Next week: vs. Iowa State

T3rd Baylor 3-2 (55) Bye Week 

The Bears were physically manhandled by Oklahoma State and have had a bye week to get ready for a road game in Morgantown, where they have never won.

Next week: at West Virginia

T3rd Rice  3-2 (55) +17

The Owls have won back to back home games where they were home underdogs and now sit in good position for a bowl game. 

Next week: at FAU

5th Texas A&M 3-3 (54) +5

The Aggies caught Alabama at the right time with the reigning Heisman Trophy winner out of the game and nearly pulled off another upset.

Next week: vs. Bye

6th Houston 3-3 (52) +20

The Cougars shocked Memphis with an epic 4th quarter comeback to win 33-32. Dana and crew can still run to the American Conference title game.

Next week: vs. Bye

T7th Texas Tech 3-3 (47)  0

The Red Raiders dropped their last two games and now there’s a bit of a question at quarterback again.

Next week: vs. Bye

T7th Arkansas 3-3 (47) 0

The Razorbacks have lost their last three games and now face a cross-country road trip to take on BYU in Provo. Judging by the comments about the rare non-conference road game the Hogs are dreading this game.

Next week: vs. BYU

9th SMU 2-3 (31) 0

The Mustangs have crashed the Trans-Am and looking at a three-game losing streak after the latest loss last week to UCF. Another tough test awaits with Navy and their triple option.

Next week: vs. Navy

As always, the SWC ranking compiled by Raiderland’s own Allen Corbin.