Posted September 18th, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Feature, Football

Outside of [tag]Kansas[/tag] against South Florida not an exciting week of games in the [tag]Big 12[/tag]. None of the top six teams moved but losses by KU and [tag]Iowa State[/tag] means some movement in the bottom half of the rankings.

Check out this week’s Big 12 power rankings below:

  1. [tag]Oklahoma[/tag]
    LW: 1

    Another week, another dominating win. The defense gave up a little more this week though, especially through the air as Washington QB Jake Locker passed for 249 yards. OU QB Sam Bradford was nearly perfect in the win, passing 304 yards and 5 TDs on 18 of 21 attempts.

  2. [tag]Missouri[/tag]
    LW: 2

    The best offensive performance of the season by the Tigers. Chase Daniels passed for 405 yards and four TDs as the offense put up 69 points against Nevada. The backup quarterbacks added 114 more yards for a whopping total of 519 yards through the air. Up this week is another easy one against Buffalo.

  3. Texas
    LW: 3

    Unexpected bye week thanks to Hurricane Ike. Next up the Horns face Rice in what should be a gimme.

  4. [tag]Texas Tech[/tag]
    Texas Tech
    LW: 4

    The Red Raiders defense picked off five passes from SMU’s Bo Levi Mitchell and the offense had nearly 700 total yards. Tech is going to give up yards, but if they can become a big play defense that creates turnovers that might make them a legit Big 12 title contender. This week on their gauntlet of a non-conference schedle is Division 1AA UMass.

  5. [tag]Colorado[/tag]
    LW: 5

    Colorado had last week off before a nationally televised Thursday night game against West Virginia.

  6. [tag]Kansas State[/tag]
    Kansas State
    LW: 6

    Off last weekend in preparation for an mid-week game against Louisville.

  7. [tag]Nebraska[/tag]
    LW: 8

    A solid win over a New Mexico State team playing their first game of the season. The Huskers jumped out early and stayed up throughout. The defense wasn’t dominant but didn’t allow any long scoring drives. This week they face their first half decent test against Virginia Tech.

  8. [tag]Kansas[/tag]
    LW: 7

    The Jayhawks fell in a close one on the road against South Florida. They were up at halftime but were completely dominated in the third quarter as they coughed up the lead. KU won’t be a contender in the North unless they can run the ball better and do a better job defending the pass. This week they face Sam Houston State.

  9. [tag]Oklahoma State[/tag]
    Oklahoma State
    LW: 10

    Not exactly a game that tells us much about the Cowboys but the rushing offense did impress. Against Missouri State three different players topped 100 yards on the ground and the team averaged eight yards per carry. They’re off this week.

  10. [tag]Iowa State[/tag]
    Iowa State
    LW: 9

    They didn’t get blown out against rival [tag]Iowa[/tag] but the Cyclones’ offense couldn’t put the ball in the end zone. They actually outgained the Hawkeyes 325 to 244 but turned the ball over three times and gave up a long punt return for a TD. Head coach [tag]Gene Chizik[/tag] has them headed in the right direction but I’m not sure he’ll be around long enough to reach the destination. This week: UNLV.

  11. [tag]Baylor[/tag]
    LW: 12

    I love me some Robert Griffin. After throwing the ball in his first start, against Washington State the Baylor quarterback ran all over the place. He rushed 11 times for 217 yards, which is nearly 20 yards per carry. This week the Bears face UConn on Friday night.

  12. Texas A&M
    Texas A&M
    LW: 11

    No game as the Aggies get two weeks to prepare (to get blown out) for the Miami Hurricanes.


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