Syracuse jumped over Arizona for the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press Top 25 following the Wildcats' first loss of the season.
Jeff Withey scored 18 points, Ben McLemore added 14 and No. 9 Kansas routed TCU 74-48 on Saturday to avenge a stunning loss to the lowly Horned Frogs just over two weeks ago.
With three teams in the top 11 and two more capable of pulling off upsets, the Big 12 tournament is poised to be one of the best ever.
Border rivals Missouri and Kansas met the same fate this week in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll, ceding ground after losses to unranked Big 12 opponents.
There's plenty of intrigue in Kansas City as the Big 12 tournament gets ready to tip off.
Baylor has been picked by Big 12 coaches as the favorite to win the conference for the second straight year.
Move over North Carolina. The Tar Heels may still be unbeaten, but Memphis is the new No. 1 in our Power 16.
Acie Law scored 23 points and Texas A&M took over first place in the Big 12 with a 69-66 victory over Kansas.
Kansas 89, Colorado 60
Keith Langford matched his career high with 27 points Saturday, and third-ranked Kansas held Nebraska without a field goal for more than six minutes late in the game in a 78-65 victory.
Oklahoma State received its highest ranking in over 12 years, moving up one spot Monday to No. 3 in The Associated Press college basketball poll while Illinois and Kansas were the top two teams for the third straight week.
Wayne Simien had 31 points and 11 rebounds and Kansas handed Missouri its second stinging loss in less than a week, 94-69 Friday night in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals.
Perfect or not, who's atop ESPN.com's weekly rankings? It's in the Cards.
Saturday's Big 12 semifinals games will reverberate through the conference for years to come.