These are predictive rankings, and not just a list of what has happened so far.
1) Oklahoma- Rodney Anderson being out for the season hurts. But they’ve looked like the league’s premiere team through two games.
2) West Virginia- Will Grier could win the Heisman. West Virginia’s defense needs to show it can hold up against top competition.
3) TCU- They have a chance to shock the world against Ohio State. Even if they lose handily, this team could still win nine games.
4) Oklahoma State- Mike Gundy’s squad hasn’t faced much competition, but they’ve rolled their opponents. That can’t be said for some teams in this conference.
5) Iowa State- The Cyclones couldn’t get much going in their loss to Iowa. We’ll find out pretty quickly if the team is taking a step back from year one.
6) Texas- This team has not been good. If we did these rankings based on current resume, the Longhorns would be lower than this. This team has a ton of talent. Yet that’s been the case all decade and hasn’t meant anything.
7) Baylor- The Bears have real problems on the offensive line and in the secondary. Maybe that moves the Bears down this list during the season. But the Bears have excellent wide receivers and two quarterbacks better than the teams below them. That could move them up.
8) Texas Tech- After a disaster against Ole Miss, Texas Tech rebounded against Lamar. Kliff Kingsbury needs to keep it going to get another year.
9) Kansas State- The Wildcats have been the most disappointing team in the conference through two games. They were lucky to escape at home against South Dakota. They were thoroughly handled by Mississippi State. Someone needs to emerge at quarterback.
10) Kansas- Good for KU that they won a road game. Pooka Williams is special and could lead them to another win against Rutgers. It’s going to be hard to gather many more.