The mid-season doldrums struck with a vengeance this week (even though that is not the normal nature of doldrums). Three of the top four teams in the REAL Standings won handily in their Home courts. No story there.
Okie St protected its Home court vs. the Colorado Woefulloes. Nothing noteworthy in that.
The only minor changes in the REAL Standings came with UT and A&M pulling out Road victories vs. One Tier Lower Teams OU and Iowa St respectively. UT’s win, however, came with Longar Longar on the bench the bench, taking some of the luster off what would otherwise be an impressive achievement.
Still, impressive or not, UT picked up ½ game in the REAL Standings and remained a viable contender in the championship race—especially with their only game vs. KU being in Austin. A&M’s ½ game pickup kept the Aggies in contention for one of the four first round byes in the conference tournament.
REAL STANDINGS: 2/7/08
KU (7-1) Projected L’s: at UT Losable games: at OSU, at A&M
k-state (6-1) Projected L’s: at BU, at KU Losable games: at TT, at NU
Baylor (4-2) Projected L’s: at KU Losable games: at OSU, at OU, at TT
UT (5-2) Projected L’s: at BU, at ksu Losable games: at TT
A&M (4-3) Projected L’s: at MU, at UT, at OU, at BU Losable games: KU
OU (3-4) Projected L’s: at TT, at UT, at NU, at OSU Losable games: at CU, BU
NU (2-5) Projected L’s: at A&M, at OSU, at UT Losable games: at ISU, ksu
Tech (3-4) Projected L’s: at NU, at A&M, at KU Losable games: ksu, at CU, UT, BU
MU (3-5) Projected L’s: at NU, at ksu, at BU, at OU Losable games: N.A.
OSU (2-6) Projected L’s: at ksu, at A&M, at MU, at UT Losable games: Baylor, KU
ISU (3-5) Projected L’s: UT, at OU, at TT, KU, at CU, at MU, ksu Losable games: NU
CU (1-7) Projected L’s: at KU, at MU, BU, at ksu, at NU Losable games: OU, TT
FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE
Big XII Weekend Games, with IQ (Interest Quotient) on a 1-4 star scale:
1. A&M at Mizzou (12:30p.m.)***1/2
Mizzou has already taken down UT and k-state in Columbia. A&M looks for its biggest win of the season to catapult it back into consideration as a Tier One team.
Projected W: Mizzou
2. OU at CU (2:00p.m.)**
If CU comes to play as focused as it did last Saturday against KU, it could be crying time for the Sooners.
Projected W: None
3. UT at ISU (2:30p.m.)*1/2
UT is starting to gel. Iowa St will have to step up its game at least two notches to pull the upset here. Is there any Magic remaining in Hilton, or does that require magical players?
Projected W: UT
4. Tech at Nebraska (5:00p.m.)**
A win here, and Pat Knight is a mere 901 W’s behind his dad.
Projected W: NU
5. Okie St at k-state (7:00p.m.)*1/2
Move along, folks. Nothing to see here.
Projected W: k-state
6. Baylor at KU (7:00p.m.)***1/2
Baylor’s opportunity to make a name for itself and become the second Big 12 South team to win in AFH.
Projected W: KU