REAL Standings: Break Up the Sooners

Only one midweek game of note: OU picked up a game on the rest of the field with its W over Baylor in a toss-up game at Baylor. Absolutely no change in the REAL Standings in the other four games, as Mizzou, UT, Iowa St, and k-state all won at Home, as projected.

For the season, Projected Winners are now 36-7.

With OU’s victory in Waco, Home at-risk teams are now 4-9.


The Big 12 hierarchy:

Contenders (Tier 1): KU, MU, OU.

Competitors (Tier 2): A&M, Baylor, k-state, Nebraska, Okie St, UT

Bottom-feeders (Tier 3): Colorado, Iowa St, Tech.

1. 14.5-1.5

OU (10-0) Projected L’s: at Mizzou Losable games: at UT

2. 13.5-2.5

KU (8-1) Projected L’s: at OU Losable games: at k-state

3. 12.5-3.5

Mizzou (8-2) Projected L’s: at KU Losable games: at A&M

4. 9-7

k-state (6-4) Projected L’s: at Mizzou, at Okie St Losable games: vs. KU, at ISU

5. 8-8

NU (5-4) Projected L’s: at Mizzou, at KU, at k-state, at Baylor Losable games: None

OSU (3-6) Projected L’s: at OU Losable games: at Tech, at CU

UT (5-4) Projected L’s: at A&M, at Okie St, at KU Losable games: at CU, vs. OU

8. 6.5-9.5

A&M (3-6) Projected L: at Baylor, at NU Losable games: at Tech, at CU, vs. Mizzou

Baylor (3-7) Projected L’s: at Okie St, at UT Losable games: at Iowa St

10. 4-12

ISU (2-7) Projected L’s: at Okie St, at KU, at A&M, at NU Losable games: vs. k-state, vs. Baylor

11. 3-13

Tech (2-7) Projected L’s: at OU, at UT, vs. OU, vs. KU, at Iowa St Losable games: vs. Okie St, vs. A&M

12. 2.5-13.5

CU (1-8) Projected L’s: vs. Mizzou, at NU, at Baylor, at k-state Losable games: vs. UT, vs. Okie St, vs. A&M


Saturday’s Games, with IQ (Interest Quotient):

1. UT at Colorado (Noon)** (Toss-up)

As long as Barnes continues to take my advice and start Dogus Balbay, this game, at least, should be a fairly easy W as Road games go.

2. Nebraska at Mizzou (12:30p.m.)*** (Projected W: Mizzou)

Can Mizzou avenge its loss at Lincoln. Or do the Huskers sweep?

3. Tech at Oklahoma (12:30p.m.)* (Projected W: OU)

It’s Valentine’s Day. Take your valentine to lunch. Nothing to watch here. 4. KU at k-state (2:30p.m.)**** (Toss-up)

But be Home by 2:30.

5. Iowa St at Okie St (3:00p.m.)*1/2 (Projected W: Okie St)

The Cyclones still looking for that elusive first Road Win. Not out of the question playing a team that, at times, is colder than the Eskimos at Joe’s.

6. A&M at Baylor (5:00p.m.) **1/2 (Projected W: Baylor)

Hey, Notre Dame stopped its seven game slide. Is Baylor the next underachieving team to get off the schneide?