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Big 12's playoff hopes rest with Baylor, West Virginia

The Big 12 has hardly been mentioned in any playoff discussions.

Yet Baylor and West Virginia remain very much alive for a spot in the postseason.

The Bears (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) and Mountaineers (5-0, 2-0) have quietly racked up impressive seasons so far and they're each shooting up the Top 25 .

Baylor moved from 11th to ninth this week after thrashing Kansas 49-7. West Virginia's 48-17 win at Texas Tech helped it jump from 20th all the way to No. 12.

"We've still got some things we can get better at ... but being 6-0 right now, I think at the start of the season, no matter how you got to it, you'd feel pretty good about that," Baylor acting head coach...