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Baylor's Third Bye Week: The Morning After: Links, Recaps, Rankings, Tweets

For the most part, the Big 12 schedule yesterday played out as we expected. Oklahoma State made a statement, Texas "rolled" at home against Kansas, and Kansas State kept their momentum going. The only real surprise was TCU falling at home against West Virginia.

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Obviously, we don't have a recap or highlights for a Baylor game that didn't happen yesterday.  More's the pity.  What we do have is a ton of links for the rest of the league and leading up to Baylor's game this Thursday night on national television.

Top 25 Results/Projection:

Because only one team above us in the BCS rankings even played (the Florida St. Seminoles), Baylor has almost no chance of moving upward this week.  But because the closest team behind us lost (the Miami Hurricanes), we have almost no chance to move downward, either.  We're pretty much locked into the #6 spot, and that's cool.

As for our next opponent, the Oklahoma Sooners, the hope was that with Miami falling, OU might rise to #9 in the country.  According to SB Nation's latest BCS projection, that won't happen.  OU will instead remain at #10 with Auburn jumping above them to #9.  I don't think it makes a huge difference in terms of our game, but #6 vs. #9 is slightly better than #6 vs. #10.  Whatever.

2013 BCS Top 25 rankings projections, Week 11: The calm before the storm -
Saturday was relatively quiet in the BCS race, and a few top-10 teams had the day off. Next week, it's time to get down to business.

I'll update this thread with the polls as soon as they come out.  Again, Baylor shouldn't see much movement, if any at all.  We'll see.

Coaches PollBaylor #5 with 1299 points, up from 1293 last week. 
AP Poll: Baylor #5 with 1234 points, up from 1223 last week.

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First, everything generally CFB:

The Top Whatever: Alabama, Florida State lead the 7 teams that matter -
Because life is too short to worry about ranking 25 teams.

Week 10 college football final scores: FSU, Michigan State crush rivals -
Favorites Florida State and Michigan State had no problem beating their rivals on a largely drama-free Saturday.

Updated 2013 bowl projections, Week 10: Table set before huge Week 11 -
We might never know whether Florida State is better than Oregon. But we think we know which one is going to Pasadena if both remain perfect. That said, Week 11 could break everything.

College football, Week 10: FSU, Michigan State win prelude Saturday -
A relatively uneventful Week 10 saw Florida State, Michigan State, and Georgia score big wins against conference rivals. Now the big stuff begins: Oregon-Stanford, Oklahoma-Baylor, and LSU-Alabama all await.

Second, everything Big 12, since Baylor didn't play yesterday:

Big 12 thoughts: Week 10
K-State is setting themselves for a successful second half in the Big 12.

No. 18 Oklahoma St upends No. 15 Texas Tech
Oklahoma State breaks out early and doesn't look back in win over Texas Tech.

Sims, West Virginia outlast TCU in OT
West Virginia's Charles Sims rushed for a season-high 154 yards to lead WVU over TCU.

OT loss puts TCU on brink of bowl extinction
After Saturday's loss, TCU's streak of eight-consecutive bowl-game trips is in jeopardy.

Backfield shines as Oklahoma State Cowboys roll Texas Tech Red Raiders - ESPN
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Back in July, Oklahoma State was the preseason pick to win the Big 12. Saturday night, the Cowboys finally showed why. And why th

Big 12 football helmet stickers: Week 10 - ESPN
Recognizing the best and brightest from around the Big 12 in Week 10: Oklahoma State QB Clint Chelf: Mike Gundy was rewarded richly for rolling with

What we learned in the Big 12: Week 10 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
What we learned about the Big 12 from Week 10: 1. The Cowboys are a legit contender: Since losing at West Virginia a month ago, Oklahoma State had no

And now, everything Baylor (including Baylor vs. OU this coming Thursday):

Briles Named To Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Watch List - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site -
Baylor head football coach Art Briles is one of 20 coaches on the 2013 Bryant Coach of the Year Award Watch List, the American Heart Association and Marathon Oil Corporation announced recently.

Brice Cherry: Bears carve niche with Oregon-like results - Baylor Bears Football
Let’s play a game called, "Guess This College Football Team."

Oklahoma football: Sooners' two strategies vs. Baylor? Keep up or keep away | News OK
NORMAN — Baylor’s final scores this season are staggering. The Bears have hung at least 70 on the scoreboard four times in seven games, and have 69-...

OU faces uncertainty at linebacker " OU Football " The Norman Transcript
Oklahoma expects middle linebacker Frank Shannon to play Thursday against Baylor. The sophomore has a "deep tissue bruise," according to Sooner coach Bob Stoops in the Oct. 26 game against Texas Tech. However, he did return to practice Saturday.

No. 13 Oklahoma finding creative ways to use Bester with Baylor game looming - The Washington Post
A former quarterback himself, Oklahoma wide receiver Lacolton Bester was looking to pass in the third quarter against Texas Tech when he saw his primary receiver - quarterback Blake Bell - was covered.

Soccer Ends Big 12 Regular Season with 1-0 Win at TCU - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site -
Baylor soccer ended the Big 12 regular season strongly with its second straight win in a 1-0 decision over TCU on Friday evening at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.

Cross Country Women Place Fifth, Men Seventh At Big 12 Championships - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site -
The Baylor University Bears Official Athletic Site, partner of CBS College Sports Networks, Inc. The most comprehensive coverage of Baylor Athletics on the web.

Twitter Stuff:

Haven't really found all that much good stuff today simply because the Bears were off yesterday.  Still, if you haven't seen the thread I put up yesterday about twitter's reaction to Art Briles' appearance on College GameDay, go look at it now.

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