Big 12 Football Week 2 Power Rankings
- Oklahoma Sooners – The Sooners did not look like a team that is overrated, even if the opponent was Louisiana Tech. The OU defense was every bit as good as advertised.
- Baylor Bears – Another strong offensive performance on Saturday. The Bears’ defense was even better. Quarterback Bryce Petty’s back injury is of big concern going forward, however.
- Kansas State Wildcats – K-State was bound and determined not to falter in season opener a second straight season. The passing combination of QB Jake Watera and wide receiver Tyler Lockett is going to take its toll on quite a few opponents this season.
- Oklahoma State Cowboys – If the Cowboys lack experience this season, watch out when they come of age.
- Texas Longhorns – A great opening win for the Longhorns, but David Ash’s concussion troubles continue to raise uncertainty over the quarterback position.
- West Virginia Mountaineers – If ever there was a good loss, last Saturday’s 10-point loss to No. 2 Alabama would fall in that category. Mountaineers QB Clint Trickett was the real deal and showed why coach Dana Holgorsen named him the starter back in the spring.
- TCU Horned Frogs – Coach Gary Patterson wants more offense from the Horned Frogs in 2014. He got 555 yards of offense this past weekend, the most by a TCU team since 2010.
- Texas Tech Red Raiders – The Red Raiders accumulated over 600 yards of offense vs. Central Arkansas, but the defense yielded over 400 yards, not a good formula for season-long success in the Big 12.
- Iowa State Cyclones – The Cyclones scores all their points in the first 16 minutes of the game with North Dakota State. The visiting Bison scored all 34 of their points over the remaining 44 minutes of the game.
- Kansas Jayhawks – It seems unfair to rank the Jayhawks at the bottom without having even played a game, but they have yet to prove they deserve to be higher.
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