Re-alignment-apoolazooa continues with tweets about Clemson joining the Big 12, this is your public service announcement for the day. DO NOT BET on Clemson. If you bet on Clemson to cover, they won't. If you bet on Clemson to not cover, they will. So save your money and never bet on Clemson.
The conference schedule for the Cats starts with @Oklahoma, open date, KU at the Bill and @Iowa State. It is nice that the Cats have 2 open weeks between the trips to Norman and Ames, but maybe just maybe the school downriver will make a game of it. I'm not sure of the odds of this happening but stranger things have occurred in life.
The OU game is one that will get everyone's attention early in the season and OU might even have receivers by the 4th week of the season. ISU of course beat OSU last year at home, so that is not going to be an easy game.
BurntOrangeNation is predicting OU is #1 (in the Big XII), KSU is #4, ISU is #9 and KU is #10 for the 2012 season, while ESPN has OU #1, KSU #2, ISU #9 and KU #10.
The odds to win the BCS: OU:+800, KSU:+4700 while ISU and KU are not listed.
For those of you unfamiliar with this, there are 4 polls (Sunday P.M. publishing) and you get to select the games that you think the Cats will win or lose. There is one poll for the 3 non-conference games and 3 polls for conference games. You are encouraged to attempt to sway others to your belief about the games in the comments section. The polls will not close until August 1st, so remember to vote early and
vote comment often or you can follow the Tammany Hall maxim of 'claim everything, concede nothing and if defeated allege fraud.'
Last year the crowd sourcing of games did very well (11-1) on the pre-season polls. The weekly polls did not do as well, tossing a coin is about as accurate.
2011 Regular Season poll results are in the first Crowdsourcing poll.
2012 K-State Football Schedule
|9/1/12||Missouri State Bears|
|9/8/12||Miami (FL) Hurricanes|
|9/15/12||North Texas Mean Green|
|10/13/12||@Iowa State Cyclones|
|10/20/12||@West Virginia Mountaineers|
|10/27/12||Texas Tech Red Raiders|
|11/3/12||Oklahoma State Cowboys|
|11/10/12||@Texas Christian Horned Frogs|
|11/17/12||@ Baylor Bears|