OK, Mizzou, I'm getting really tired of calling this the Hotel California Conference Power Rankings, so make a decision already so I can stop. I know that, strictly speaking, I can change the name whenever I want to. But I made a commitment, you see, and unlike others I like to stand by commitments.
Some shuffling in the middle this week, but otherwise things have stayed pretty static. I don't expect too many things to change next week either. After that, though, things will start to get interesting.
1. Oklahoma | 6-0 (3-0)
So OU fumbles (3-0 turnover margin) and bumbles its way to a 47-17 victory and this is a sign that the [REDACTED] are improving? Um, yeah. Anyway, they get Tech this week, and I doubt they drop this one. OU has the offense to keep up with Tech and the defense to get Tech's offense off the field. This game should be over in the third quarter.
2. Oklahoma State | 6-0 (3-0)
OSU continues its winning streak in Austin. The Cowboys have stepped it up this season, and I think they take care of Missouri this Saturday. That being said, Missouri is a good team, and their only losses so far have been on the road. I wouldn't be too surprised if they pull they upset.
3. Kansas State | 6-0 (3-0)
My fears about K-State's defense returning to 2010 form reared its ugly head in the first half against Texas Tech. Upon close inspection, though, the defense looked a lot better in that first half than the stats suggest, due to the offensive ineptitude we displayed. That doesn't excuse the performance, but it does help explain it. Thankfully they stiffened up at half time and K-State proved the doubters wrong yet again and won another one on the road as an underdog. Hopefully they keep proving the haters wrong and blow out the [REDACTED] in [REDACTED] this week.
4. Texas A&M | 4-2 (2-1)
5. Baylor | 4-2 (1-2)
Seriously, Baylor? You guys need to step it up. I realize Rome wasn't built in a day, but it only took them ten years to build the Coliseum. What, exactly, does that mean? I have no idea.
6. Texas | 4-2 (1-2)
It's not so bad to lose to Oklahoma State. The only problem I have here is that you were even ranked to begin with. I will be surprised if you finish the season ranked, but you should make a bowl game this year, so there's that.
7. Texas Tech | 4-2 (1-2)
I know, I know, the better team lost Saturday. That's just how it goes with K-State.
8. Missouri | 3-3 (1-2)
Congratulations! You are not the 2nd worst team in the conference! Now GTFO.
9. Iowa State | 3-3 (0-3)
Promising start to the season, but disappointing start to conference play. Stick it to the Aggies this weekend. If you can play anywhere close to the level of your blog writing, you should blow them out of the water.
10. [REDACTED] | 2-3 (0-3)
[REDACTED] played with unexpected fire on defense against Oklahoma last week, but still gave up 47 points. Historic.