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Baylor, Texas lead topsy-turvy Big 12 while 5 teams sit below .500

  • CORRECTS PHOTOGRAPHER - Baylor head football coach Art Briles reacts to their win over Iowa State following an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Waco, Texas. Baylor won 71-7. (AP Photo/The Waco Tribune-Herald, Michael Bancale)

    CORRECTS PHOTOGRAPHER - Baylor head football coach Art Briles reacts to their win over Iowa State following an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Waco, Texas. Baylor won 71-7. (AP Photo/The Waco Tribune-Herald, Michael Bancale)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury celebrates with Kenny Williams (34) following a touchdown run in the fourth quarter of their NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Texas Tech won 37-27. (AP Photo/ Christopher Jackson)

    Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury celebrates with Kenny Williams (34) following a touchdown run in the fourth quarter of their NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Texas Tech won 37-27. (AP Photo/ Christopher Jackson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops walks on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops walks on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

The Big 12 is tough to figure this season.

Texas Tech (7-0, 4-0), which was ranked seventh in the preseason Big 12 poll, is now ranked 10th in the country and alone in first place.

No. 6 Baylor (6-0, 3-0), picked to finish fifth, is tied for second with Texas (4-2, 3-0).

The bottom half of the Big 12 might be just as surprising.

Just one year after landing nine bowl bids, half of the league is below .500 overall. That includes defending league champion Kansas State and TCU, which was expected to finish third this season behind Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.