Anything good happen in college football this weekend? Bueller?
It seems every good team (except Alabama) lost, throwing the Top Ten into chaos. In the Big 12, there were no upsets, just a pair of nail-biters. Honestly, I did not watch much of the Big 12 this weekend because I had tickets to see Houston fend off Tulane, which was enjoyable. Scouting Baylor’s future coach, perhaps? Anyway, the Big 12 is falling into place. Oklahoma can clinch with a win and an OSU loss to TCU. OSU and West Virginia can still win the Big 12, but they’ll need some help along the way. Baylor, K-State, and TCU are all at 3-3, with the later trending upward and the former trending down. Texas could still make a bowl...maybe. Kansas lost at home to Iowa State.
10. Kansas Jayhawks
The Jayhawks got outscored in the second half by noted terrible second half team Iowa State. That’s all you need to know.
9. Iowa St. Cyclones
They’re 2-8 on the season and have their lone Big 12 win over Kansas. The Cyclones are not in last place purely because Kansas exists.
8. Texas Tech Red Raiders
It appears Tech lost to OSU because a missed PAT, which is very Texas Tech. This team has the talent with Mahomes to beat most anyone. The Raiders are also 2-5 in the Big 12.
7. Baylor Bears
Without Seth Russell, this team is in trouble. There is one home game left against Kansas State, then Tech in Arlington and West Virginia in Morgantown. We’ll see if the team can come together and beat Kansas State this weekend.
6. Texas Longhorns
The Longhorns nearly beat West Virginia in Austin. Key word being nearly. Assuming the Horns do not have a massive meltdown, they will earn bowl eligibility against Kansas, followed by a home finale against TCU. Surprisingly, the Horns might get to a decent bowl this year.
5. TCU Horned Frogs
The Frogs had a bye week before their closing slate of OSU, @UT, and KSU. With only five wins, the Frogs aren’t yet bowl eligible and three straight losses would be a rough pill to swallow after an already difficult season in Fort Worth.
4. Kansas State Wildcats
Perhaps I’m putting the Cats a bit high here at number four, but most of the middle of the Big 12 could be flipped around in these ranking and I wouldn’t complain. The Syndercats have a win in Austin and lost by only one point in Morgantown. They’ll get bowl eligible against Kansas if they don’t get there this weekend in Waco.
3. West Virginia Mountaineers
The ‘Eers survived in Austin, but are at number three because they lost to Oklahoma State. They have a massive game against Oklahoma this weekend which WVU absolutely must win if they want to keep their Big 12 title hopes alive.
2. Oklahoma State Cowboys
The Pokes narrowly survived Tech this past weekend. They’ll get to test their mettle in Fort Worth this weekend. Okie State will then get a bye before a season finale at Oklahoma.
1. Oklahoma Sooners
The Sooners are so far undefeated in conference. There’s pretty much no reason to place them anywhere other than first place.