We're far enough into the season that fans as well as coaches probably have a good idea of what their team is for this year ... unless your're Kansas State. That said, we'll let the coaches speak for their teams this week.
1. Baylor Bears (5-0, 2-0) — "A lot of the game is predicated by tempo and we were not able to get into a good rhythm because they kept us out of it." - Art Briles ... And Baylor won by 10 on the road. Noted. This team is my pick until it proves solidly why it shouldn't be.
2. Oklahoma Sooners (5-1, 2-1) — "In each part of the game I thought they outplayed us." - Bob Stoops ... Wide receiver Trey Metoyer was suspended indefinitely this week after being charged with indecent exposure. His probable soon-to-be-former team should have been charged for the same after that Texas performance.
3. Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-0, 3-0) — "Our O-line did a good job moving bodies. If it's there we'll take it." - Kliff Kingsbury ... Young team with injuries still racks up 251 rushing yards against Iowa St. Those "young" and "that's not what we usually do" types of excuses aren't stopping this coaching staff from finding holes in defenses and exploiting them.
4. Texas Longhorns (4-2, 3-0) — "You shouldn't leave this school without beating Oklahoma. You need to do that." - Mack Brown ... The seniors finally beat Oklahoma. Mack's future is up in the air, but Texas is now one of the hottest teams in the league. Bevo's awake.
5. Oklahoma St. Cowboys (4-1, 1-1) — "Whoever flipped the switch, I wish they'd flip it earlier." - Mike Gundy ... He said this after OSU beat K-State. He may as well have been speaking for the whole season. The usual offensive bright lights have been dim bulbs for a lot of 2013.
6. TCU Horned Frogs (3-3, 1-2) — "All those things throw kids out of balance and now you’ve got to hurry up to get warmed up. They’re used to their routine." - Gary Patterson ... Boring win against a terrible team, and Casey Pachall is again about to suit up for the Frogs. This team and its story lines are Chinese water torture — predictable to the point of madness.