REAL Standings: Elijah, Isaiah, and Myck, Oh, My edition. . .

OMG. Did this REALly happen? Did Baylor REALly come from behind on the Road to defeat the seventh best team in the Big 12?

Indeed, they did. Take that, Scott Drew critics!

Today West Virginia. Tomorrow the sixth best team.

Oh, wait. That would be Baylor.

At any rate, give credit where it’s due. A nice win for BU, and a nice effort by Isaiah Austin. It will be difficult for even Scott Drew to screw this guy up. The question is how much time will he have to accomplish that feat?

Anyway, a half game pick-up for Baylor in the REAL world.

Picking up a full game was UT, taking down Oklahoma in overtime at Home after trailing by 22 points at the 7:52 mark. A horns down taunt and a damn good Elijah Johnson imitation by Myck Kabongo, and UT turned a projected loss into its best W of the year.

In other “news,” Okie St, beat TCU as projected in Fort Worth.

THE CURRENT 2013 SEASON REAL TIERS (Subject to change)

1. Tier One: ISU/KU/KSU/OU/OSU

2. Tier Two: Baylor

3. Tier Three: Texas/West Virginia

4. Tier Four: Texas Tech

5. Tier 5: TCU

THE CURRENT 2013 REAL STANDINGS:

1. 14.5-3.5

KU (12-3) Projected L’s: None At-risk games: at BU

2. 13.5-4.5

K-State (12-3) Projected L’s: at OSU At-risk games: at BU

3. 13-5

Okie St (11-4) Projected L’s: at ISU At-risk games: None

4. 12-6

Oklahoma (9-6) Projected L’s: None At-risk games: None

5. 11-7

Iowa St (9-6) Projected L’s: at OU At-risk games: None

6. 9.5-8.5

Baylor (8-7) Projected L’s: None At-risk games: KSU, at UT, KU

7. 6-12

W. Virginia (6-9) Projected L’s: at KU, at OU, ISU At-risk games: None

Texas (5-10) Projected L’s: at OSU At-risk games: BU, at Tech

9. 3.5-14.5

Texas Tech (2-13) Projected L’s: at KU At-risk games: UT

10. 1-17

TCU (1-14) Projected L’s: at Tech, at K-State, OU At-risk games: None

What to Watch

Saturday

1. Iowa St at Oklahoma**** (12:30p.m.) (Projected W: OU)

The PTSD game. The team that made 17 threes and 22 consecutive free throws and lost vs. the team that had a 22 point lead against the conference’s 8th place team in the final eight minutes and lost in OT. Whichever team gets over it first will have a decided edge.

2. West Virginia at KU** (1:00p.m.) (Projected W: KU)

KU has overlooked teams before. But that was before Perry Ellis had adjusted to Big 12 basketball.

3. Texas at Okie St***(3:00p.m.) (Projected W: OSU)

Suddenly, Kabongo is running an effective offense, and UT is competitive. The question is whether they can take their act on the Road. We will find out here.

4. TCU at Texas Tech* (3:00p.m.). (Projected W: Tech)

Where else have you read the words, “Projected W: Tech” in recent memory?

5. K-State at Baylor (5:00p.m.)**** (At-risk game)

Dangerous, dangerous game for K-State, on the Road with Baylor pumped up after its best win of the season, Scott Drew believing he can coach, and Isaiah Austin believing he’s a man. Maybe THE man. If he has grown up enough to be the man consistently, the Jayhawks might wake up Sunday morning with only Tech at Home standing between them and clinching at least a share of the Big 12 crown.

On the other hand, we’re still talking about Scott Drew and Baylor. . .

--Mark

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