1. Kansas (2-3, last week — lost to Oklahoma State 70-28): You know things are bad when I can sit in the stands and legitimately feel like I could have a better chance to contribute to the game than half of Kansas’ starters.
2. Iowa State (3-2, last week — lost to Baylor 49-26): After an encouraging 3-0 start, Iowa State has come back down to Earth in a big way. And the loss to Texas looks especially bad right now.
3. Missouri (2-3, last week — lost to Kansas State 24-17): Is there some sort of correlation between flirting openly with the SEC and your season going in the tank?
4. Texas (4-1, last week — lost to Oklahoma 55-17): Speaking of coming back down to Earth. Has any team gone from planning championship parades to searching for wins on the schedule faster than the Longhorns?
5. Texas Tech (4-1, last week — lost to Texas A&M 45-40): Red Raiders come out on the short end in the Defense Optional Bowl.
6. Texas A&M (3-2, last week — beat Texas Tech 45-40): I’m surprised A&M was so bothered by Tech’s fish bait prank. After all, that’s what the Aggies smelled like in the second halves against OSU and Arkansas.
7. Baylor (4-1, last week — beat Iowa State 49-26): Da Bears will be judged by what they do against OU, OSU and A&M. Until then, the jury is out.
8. Kansas State (5-0, last week — beat Missouri 24-17): Not only am I not convinced that Bill Snyder isn’t 189 years old, I’m also not convinced that he hasn’t used some sort of wizardry to conjure up this 5-0 start.
9. Oklahoma State (5-0, last week — beat Kansas 70-28): I might have predicted a 56-7 final score in this game, but not at the half! That was a good old-fashioned whooping.
10. Oklahoma (5-0, last week — beat Texas 55-17): Speaking of whoopings, that’s what Texas got on Saturday. And next comes Kansas, with an OU team that likes to leave its starters in for extensive beatings.