Baylor top-ranked team in Big 12 for first time

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For the first time in school history, No. 12 Baylor is the highest-ranked team from the Big 12 in The Associated Press’ Top 25 poll.

The Bears (5-0, 2-0 in Big 12) climbed three spots in Sunday’s updated poll, supplanting No. 18 Oklahoma (5-1, 2-1) as the league’s highest-rated team after the Sooners fell to unranked Texas 36-20 at the Cotton Bowl. It marks Baylor’s highest placement in the AP poll since the Bears reached No. 8 during the 1991 season.

The Bears’ previous high under coach Art Briles was No. 13 in the final AP poll of the 2011 season. The Bears finished No. 12 in the final coaches poll in 2011. Baylor also climbed to No. 12 in Sunday’s coaches poll, marking the first time the Bears have been the Big 12’s highest-rated team in those rankings as well.

— Jimmy Burch

TCU roundup

Soccer: Kate Schwindel’s goal with 1:16 remaining in the first overtime gave No. 9 West Virginia a 3-2 win over visiting TCU.

Lauren Sajewich and Michelle Prokof scored goals for the Horned Frogs (5-7-3, 1-3-1 Big 12).

“Initially, I didn’t think we were ready for the first 15-20 minutes and it showed,” TCU coach Eric Bell said. “After they scored, we restarted and got a goal. At that point our team felt we belonged.”

•  Golf: TCU is tied for ninth, 15 strokes behind leader Miami, after the first round of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in Austin. Sanna Nuutinen shot even-par 72 to lead TCU.

SEC sets record

The Southeastern Conference set a record for most schools in The AP college football poll with eight ranked teams.

Alabama remains No. 1. No. 24 Auburn moved into the rankings for the first time this season to join No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 11 South Carolina, No. 14 Missouri, No. 15 Georgia and No. 22 Florida. Missouri jumped 11 spots after a 41-26 victory at Georgia (4-2).

Late Saturday game

No. 11 UCLA 37, California 10: Brett Hundley passed for a career-high 410 yards and three touchdowns, Paul Perkins rushed for an early score, and the Bruins (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) prepared for tougher October challenges with a victory over the Golden Bears.

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