I wanted to see what everyone thought of the conference thus far. Based on what I've seen, I think the B12 has looked pretty average to maybe a little below average this season. Clearly, with as much offensive talent as there was in the league last year, it was expected that some teams would take a step back (Mizzou & TTU), but as a whole, the conference has suffered some unexpected/embarrassing losses. Here's how I grade out: North Kansas: A; They've taken care of business and the offense has been as good as advertised. Reesing, Briscoe, Meier and the rest of done what's expected of them. Conference schedule is a tough one, but they've looked up to par so far. Missouri: B; I think we all expected them to take a step back, which they have, but Blaine Gabbert and the defense have been better than expected. I'm still not sure which team we're going to see out of these guys though, the team that walloped Illinois, or the team that struggled with Bowling Green. Iowa State: C; We've debated our team ad naseum, but the loss against Iowa and all the turnovers, despite the 2-1 record knock us down to an average grade. Nebraska: B-; They blew it at Virginia Tech. The first two games were snoozers, but they took care of business. The defense has looked very good, except for one play at VT. Zac Lee looks like he can manage the offense, but still had some pretty poor throws in the VT game. Roy Helu Jr. & Ndamakong Suh are very talented players. Colorado: F; Yes they got the win over Wyoming, but there is no reason this team shouldn't be 3-0 right now, instead of 1-2. Hawkins is on the hot seat big time, and if this team doesn't turn it around and go bowling, heads will roll. Kansas State: F+; We knew they would struggle, but I thought they'd be 2-1 at this point, and not 1-2. They at least put together an acceptable effort at UCLA, but the offense has looked terrible and guys are clearly having trouble adjusting to Snyder's agenda. South Texas: B+; They're 3-0, which is where we all thought they'd be, but they struggled for a half against Wyoming and didn't put away a TTU squad by as much as we expected. This team is a 3-headed monster right now in McCoy, Shipley & Kindle, but not much else. Mark my word, these guys will lose at least 1 conference game. Texas A&M: C+; I put these guys in a bowl before the season and I still think they'll get to 6-6, but they still have issues on defense. These guys are a year away from being a pretty decent football team. Oklahoma: C+; You can't overlook the loss to BYU. For a team as talented as OU is, you still have to win that game. Landry Jones is going to be a good one, but this team needs Bradford back. Don't count these guys out. I think with a healthy Bradford, they're the best team in the conference. You can go down their roster and pick out 4-6 guys that could be drafted in the first round. Oklahoma St: C-; The win against Georgia was nice, and after watching UGA play the last couple weeks, I think that win will look better as the year goes on. Houston was a huge eye opener and they didn't come back and trounce Rice like I expected them to. From the neck down, these guys can play with anyone. If they can get it figured out mentally, they still could be in for a dream season. Baylor: C+; Great win to open the season against Wake Forrest, but what happened against UCONN? That game wasn't even close. We heard all off-season about how these guys were going to a bowl and then they lay that egg, at home? They're improved, but it still looks like Baylor football. Texas Tech: B; Next guy in, as they would say. These guys are still going to a bowl game. Not nearly as good as they were last year, but they'll still be bowling. Could pull an upset or two, but likely will also have a bad loss somewhere. Like I said, the conference as a whole has looked pretty average so far, but I expect the conference season to be another exciting year in the B12 and for the B12 to remain one of the top 3 conferences in college football.