1. Kansas (2-6, last week — lost to Texas 43-0): The defense is bad, the offense is bad. I’m just going to go out on a limb and say special teams and cheerleaders are bad as well.
2. Texas Tech (5-3, last week — lost to Iowa State 41-7): You probably thought Kansas giving up 70 points to Oklahoma State was bad, and you’d be correct. But I’m nominating Texas Tech’s no-show on its home field against Iowa State as the worst loss of the year for a conference team.
3. Iowa State (4-4, last week — beat Texas Tech 41-7): Iowa State absolutely — at least temporarily — saved its season against Tech.
4. Baylor (4-3, last week — lost to Oklahoma State 59-24): New season, same old Baylor Bears.
5. Texas A&M (5-3, last week — lost to Missouri 38-31): With Alabama and LSU on A&M’s schedule next year, at least the Aggies can look forward to an easy time against the Missouri… Oh. Never mind.
6. Missouri (4-4, last week — beat Texas A&M 38-31): Another team saving its season. And with OSU, OU, KSU and A&M out of the way, the schedule appears to soften for the Tigers.
7. Texas (5-2, last week — beat Kansas 43-0): If Texas plays football in a forest, but nobody sees it, does it still make a sound?
8. Kansas State (7-1, last week — lost to Oklahoma 58-17): Hello class. Welcome to Backloaded Schedule 101. We’ll start with a lecture on the benefits of playing in the Insight Bowl.
9. Oklahoma (7-1, last week — beat Kansas State 58-17): I have just one question: Texas Tech?!
10. Oklahoma State (8-0, last week — beat Baylor 59-24): You’d think the turnover train would come off the tracks eventually, but until then, the Cowboys and their defense are enjoying the ride.