Power ranking week 4 is tougher ...

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  1. surly

    surly Well-Known Member

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    #1 surly, Sep 23, 2018
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    1. WVU - defense better than Boomer
    2. OU - see #1
    3. Texas - surprised me
    4. TCU - still solid
    5. TxT - Kliff for the long-term
    6. ISU - close both directions
    7. oSu - got poked
    8. BU - B12 win
    9. K-State - shambles
    10. Ku - late night
     
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  2. Daserop

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    I would switch ISU and OSU. Other than that I agree.
     
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  3. knowlesjam

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    5-7 you could throw up in the air to determine the order. TxT teams have faded bad once they get past 5-6 games due to lack of depth on defense...look for that to happen again. I wouldn't read too much into OU's close call since Army plays a unique offense that you only have a week to prepare for, but OU's defense is not good. WV looks great right now, but this may be the worst KSU defense in the past 20 years...and KU...back to reality their "big win" Rutgers got *itchslapped by Buffalo.

    Hey BIG...how about those NY TV viewers that you added with Rutgers? Nice of you to give $50M a year to them...down right neighborly of you.
     
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    The Big 12 looks weak IMO. Unless OU or WVU runs the table I don’t see any one making the playoffs. TTU was dismantled by Ole Miss. Texas beat by Maryland... those games won’t help us. Alabama looks unstoppable.
     
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  5. Daserop

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    Observations after three games.

    ISU's defense will keep us in games. However, offensive struggles continue and they won't be able to hold up their end of the deal. Like last year, ISU will have a lot of close losses, just more losses.
     
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    Alabama and Ohio State throwing the ball accurately is not good for the rest of CFB.
     
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  7. JP4CY

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    A lot of times the media has Alabama love. This year's team has earned it. They look incredible.
     
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  8. FinalFourCy

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    If you're playing the transitive property based on first and second game outcomes, everyone outside of Bama and UGa look weak imo.

    UT looked better against TCU than OSU. Will Maryland win the BIG? BYU beat Wisconsin in Madison.
     
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    The Texas loss will be forgotten if its their only one, its Texas. They are a lock as a 1 loss league champ. Especially with a pretty solid non con schedule.
     
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  10. cyclones500

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    1. Oklahoma
    2. West Virginia
    3. Texas
    4. TCU
    5. Tech(!)
    6. Oklahoma State
    7. Iowa State
    8. Baylor
    9. Kansas State
    10. Kansas
     
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    The recent OSU love was pretty undeserved. They're a lot closer to their preseason expectations of being in a rebuilding year.
     
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  12. SolarGarlic

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    Definitely was not a good weekend for the Big 12's playoff chances. The conference needs its frontrunners to remain unbeaten and climb the rankings, so the late-season matchups are high profile and nationally relevant.

    West Virginia looks really good. Grier is the real deal. I wasn't buying their preseason hype, but looks like I could be wrong.

    If it comes down to OU and WV, I'd like to see WV win the conference.

    The Big 12 has depth, but that's the kiss of death if you're trying to make the playoff.
     
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    1. Oklahoma
    2. West Virginia
    3. Texas
    4. TCU
    5. Texas Tech
    6. Iowa State
    7. Oklahoma State
    8. Kansas State
    9. Baylor
    10. Kansas
     
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  14. JP4CY

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    OU
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    Okie State
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    KState/Baylor
    Kansas

    Okie State is rebuilding but I don’t know if I’ve seen enough yet from us to pencil in a W in Stillwater.
     
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    It’s a down year for the Big 12... I don’t really care what happens to other teams .... I’m still banking on ISU running he table and if that kills the playoff chances of WVU than so be it...
     
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    Most expected a down year for the B12, due in part to a passing league breaking in a lot of new QBs. However, in reality the conference has held up pretty well. When you get past looking how many good teams the 14 team leagues vs. a 10 team Big12 have, and getting fooled by teams having good wins in-conference, you see that the Big 12 has held up OK in a year most expected to be down. Not that it is everything, but here's where Sagarin ranks conferences at this point. Yes, it's early, but a vast majority of games are going to be conference games, so other than movement due to inter-division conference games, don't expect it to change a ton until bowls and playoff.

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  17. JM4CY

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    I am definitely not buying Texas yet.
     
  18. norcalcy

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    Bevo will limp out of the Little Apple with a loss. The Vampire will not go easily into the night.
     
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  19. Sigmapolis

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    Obviously the sample size with computer rankings is limited, though we should have something like 30% of the season in the calculations now.

    Other sources concur with Sagarin on the Big 12 looking strong...

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    Second (though only an inch in front of the Big Ten) is not bad for a "down year." We should make fun of the Pac-12 if we want to make fun of a P5 conference.

    Their top few teams are alright (Stanford, UW, etc.), but the bottom of their conference has some absolute hosers like UCLA and Oregon State right now.
     
  20. BillBrasky4Cy

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    I haven't seen anything this year that would convince me that K-State is going to beat UT. Vampire or no Vampire, K-State just doesn't seem to have the chemistry this year.
     

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