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.
REAL STANDINGS: 2/12/09
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.
OU (10-0) Projected L’s: at Mizzou Losable games: at UT
KU (8-1) Projected L’s: at OU Losable games: at k-state
Mizzou (8-2) Projected L’s: at KU Losable games: at A&M
k-state (6-4) Projected L’s: at Mizzou, at Okie St Losable games: vs. KU, at ISU
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
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
ISU (2-7) Projected L’s: at Okie St, at KU, at A&M, at NU Losable games: vs. k-state, vs. Baylor
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
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
FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE
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?