NORMAN, OK - OCTOBER 22: Quarterback Landry Jones #12 of the Oklahoma Sooners looks to throw in the first half against theTexas Tech Red Raiders on at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma was upset by Texas Tech 41-38. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
Oklahoma State takes over as the highest ranked team from the Big 12 in this week's edition of the USA Today coaches poll. Texas A&M holds steady and Texas Tech joins the rankings.
After losing to Texas Tech, the Oklahoma Sooners tumble to No. 9 in this week's USA Today coaches poll. Oklahoma State takes over as the top team from the Big 12 as they move up to No. 4 in the rankings.
LSU claims the top spot while Alabama follows closely behind at No. 2. Stanford checks in at No. 3 while Boise State rounds out the top 5. Undefeated Clemson slides into the No. 6 slot in the poll.
Kansas State is three spots behind the Sooners and keeping the pressure on at No. 12 while Texas A&M holds steady at No. 16. Texas Tech joins the rankings at No. 22 after its thrilling victory over Oklahoma.
Here is the full USA Today coaches poll for Week 9: