Well, that was cathartic. I was convinced leading up to this game it would be part two of the 2010 Nebraska game. K-State came in with 4-0 start looking to prove themselves and enact vengeance against a conference foe that was leaving (or might be, in Missouri’s case). They were exposed last year, and you could say they were exposed this year as well, the only difference being that last year we were exposed as being a not that good team and this year we were exposed as being a good team. How good remains to be seen. We are still projected as underdogs this weekend, and I can’t say that I’m that surprised. Tech has a high-flying offense that I’m not sure we can contain without home-field advantage.
Welcome TCU! Your addition gets us one step closer to getting our old name (Big 12) back! Don't be like aTm, though.
Surprise! The state of Oklahoma continues it's domination at the top of my rankings.
1. Oklahoma | 5-0 (2-0)
So much for Texas playing them close. It gives me hope that we can continue our ownage of them. Of course, Oklahoma is really good, so you can excuse some of that. The real test will be what they do to the Jayhawks this weekend. If KU loses by 38 or less does that mean they are better than the Longhorns? LOL NOT A CHANCE! JAYHAWKS SUCK!
2. Oklahoma State | 5-0 (2-0)
Man, does KU's defense suck. I know Okie State has a good offense, but damn. 35 points in the first quarter?! I am not looking forward to playing them just as much as I am looking forward to playing KU.
3. Kansas State | 5-0 (2-0)
My opinion of the K-State defense is very similar to what a paranoid schizophrenic feels about the government. Despite the feel-good rosy picture that you see on the surface, there is a dark, sinister underbelly waiting to strike out at you the second you turn your back on it. That is why I will never fully believe in this defense until the season is over and they no longer have the opportunity to bite me in the ass. I know that for every RG3 interception and goal-line stand there is going to be 50 yard TD bomb or a 60 yard scamper up the middle. There has to be. What I perceive to be a solid defense has to be a complex conspiracy to lull me into complacency so that when I least expect it they can hit me over the head with a 600 yard performance.
4. Baylor | 4-1 (1-1)
Iowa State held them close early on, but RG3 did his usual demi-god act and put the Cyclones away for good in the third quarter. I expect them to pick up their first road win of their this week in College Station, probably after rallying back from a 2+ touchdown deficit in the first half.
5. Texas | 4-1 (1-1)
YOU ARE WHO I THOUGHT YOU WERE! Poll voters are so easily bedazzled by traditional names that it wasn't that surprising the Longhorns had climbed all the way up to 11 in the polls despite playing a fairly easy schedule to that point. This is a young team and in my opinion should never have been ranked. But people give Texas the benefit of the doubt because they are Texas and have boatloads of talent.
6. Texas A&M | 3-2 (1-1)
By power ranking law I am required to place you no lower than here due to your road victory against Tech. Don't take this to mean that I think you are a good team or anything.
7. Texas Tech | 4-1 (1-1)
Glass chalk: $12
Fish bait: $200
Sticking it to aTm before they flee for football oblivion: Priceless.
8. Iowa State | 3-2 (0-2)
Show down in Columbia this weekend for the "Not as bad as Kansas" award. Actually, no matter who wins the game, you both get the award. KU sucks.
9. Missouri | 2-3 (0-2)
Its win or die this weekend, Tigers. Sorry that we didn't broadcast your Homecoming game nationally. We're such pricks, I know.
10. Kansas | 2-2 (0-2)