1. Kansas (2-10, last week — lost to Missouri 24-10): Does it get any worse than finishing winless in conference play and then having your coach fired? Any team that can give up 56 points in one half probably is destined to take the top spot in these rankings.
2. Texas Tech (5-7, last week, lost to Baylor 66-42): Hard to believe Tech’s 16-year run of winning seasons has come to an end. Since beating Oklahoma to go to 5-2, Texas Tech has lost five straight and been outscored by a combined 256-102, including giving up 66 in two different games. Ouch.
3. Iowa State (6-5, last week, lost to Oklahoma 26-6): Iowa State is scrappy — they showed that even in defeat to Oklahoma.
4.Texas A&M (6-6, last week — lost to Texas 27-25): I’ve had fun taking sarcastic jabs at A&M all season. I mean, they’ve just made it so easy. So how could I not post this video?!
5. Missouri (7-5, last week — beat Kansas 24-10): Not only did Missouri get an edge in the win-loss category over A&M this year, but the Tigers will likely wind up in the half-rate SEC East, whereas A&M will now have a whole new bunch of teams in the SEC West to beat them up next year.
6. Texas (7-4, last week — beat Texas A&M 27-25): Texas proved it against A&M: Sometimes the big, bad brother wins out in the end.
7. Baylor (8-3, last week — beat Texas Tech 66-42): What kind of world do we live in when Baylor can be 8-3? I’m pretty sure that Baylor sucking has been the one thing holding the time-space continuum together.
8. Kansas State (9-2, last week — bye): All jokes about how he’s 169 years old aside, you’ve got to give it up to Bill Snyder. The man can coach a team and build/rebuild a program.
9. Oklahoma (9-2, last week — beat Iowa State 26-6): Memo to OU: If you want to win the Bedlam game, install the All-Blake-Bell-All-The-Time offense. For that matter, put any quarterback in there. Just have them take the snap and run the ball directly up the middle. Presto.
10. Oklahoma State (10-1, last week — bye): All the sudden we have to wonder which OSU team will show up on Saturday. The team that scored at will on everyone all year? Or the team that somehow found its offense handcuffed by the likes of Iowa State?