REAL Standings: One Game In

MID-WEEK RECAP

Zero surprises in the first M-W games of the 2012 season. The four projected winners were all victorious at Home: Baylor over A&M, Mizzou over OU, KU over K-State, and Okie St over Tech.

The one game of any consequence, as it was destined to be, being an at-risk game and all, was Texas dropping a half game in the REAL Standings thanks to its loss at Iowa St, with a correspondent pick up of one-half game by the Cyclones.

THE TIERS

Tier 1: Baylor, KU, K-State, Mizzou, Texas

Tier 2: Iowa St, Oklahoma, Okie St, Texas A&M

Tier 3: Texas Tech

REAL BIG 12 STANDINGS

1-6-12

1. 12-6

Baylor (1-0) Projected L’s: at K-State, at KU, at Mizzou, at Texas At Risk games: at OU, at A&M, at Okie St, at ISU

KU (1-0) Projected L’s: at UT, at Mizzou, at Baylor, at K-State At Risk games: at OU, at ISU, at A&M, at Okie St

K-State (0-1) Projected L’s: at Texas, at Baylor, at Mizzou At Risk games: at OU, at Okie St, at ISU, at A&M

Mizzou (1-0) Projected L’s: at K-State, at Baylor, at Texas, at KU At Risk games: at Iowa St, at Okie St, at OU, at A&M

5. 11.5-6.5

Texas (0-1) Projected L’s: at Mizzou, at K-State, at Baylor, at KU At Risk games: at ISU, at A&M, at OU, at Okie St

6. 7.5-10.5

Iowa St (1-0) Projected L’s: at A&M, at KU, at Texas, at OU, at Okie St, at Baylor, at K-State, at Mizzou

At Risk games: vs. Mizzou, at Tech, vs. KU, vs. K-State, vs. Baylor

7. 7-11

Oklahoma (0-1) Projected L’s: at Okie St, at A&M, at K-State, at KU, at ISU, at Baylor, at Texas

At Risk games: vs. KU, vs. K-State, vs. Baylor, vs. Mizzou, at Tech, vs. Texas

Okie St (1-0) Projected L’s: at Texas, at Baylor, at ISU, at A&M, at KU, at Mizzou, at OU, at K-State

At Risk games: vs. K-State, vs. Mizzou, at Tech, vs. Baylor, vs. Texas, vs. KU

Texas A&M (0-1) Projected L’s: at Texas, at Mizzou, at KU, at K- State, at ISU, at Okie St, at OU

At Risk games: vs.Baylor, vs. Texas, at Tech, vs. Mizzou, vs. KU, vs. K-State

10 2-16

Texas Tech (0-1). Projected L’s: vs. Baylor, vs. KU, at A&M, at OU, vs. K- State, at Mizzou, at Texas, at K-State, at KU, at ISU, vs. Texas, at Baylor, vs. Mizzou

At Risk games: vs. ISU, vs. Okie St, vs. OU, vs. A&M

ON THE TUBE

SATURDAY

Baylor at Tech*: (12:30p.m.—Big 12 Network) (Projected W: Baylor) Raise your hand if you think Tech will hand Baylor its first loss of the season. Looks to me like the same number of hands that think Kentucky and Baylor are clean programs.

Mizzou at K-State****: (12:30p.m.—Big 12 Network) (Projected W: K-State) Show of hands if you think K-State will hand Mizzou its first loss of the season. That’s a goodly number. If K-State doesn’t get the job done at Home, they can pretty much hang it up with 16 games remaining, and Mizzou will take the inside track 12.5% of the way into the season. Win this game, and the school that has never won a single big 12 championship of consequence will have to be taken seriously.

KU at Oklahoma**1/2: (1:00p.m.--ESPNU) (At-risk game) Lots of questions to e answered in this game. Can the Jayhawks repeat their physical play from Wednesday night in Norman? Or cut down on their turnover frenzy? Is OU as bad as it looked in Columbia?

Iowa St at A&M**1/2: (3:00p.m.) (Projected W: A&M) An opportunity for the Cyclones to inject themselves into the first division conversation. The big question is can all their new talent gel on the Road?

Okie St at Texas***1/2: (6:00p.m.—CBN [Conference Busting Network]) (Projected W: Texas) This is virtually a must win game for Texas. A loss drops them 1 and ½ game in the REAL Standings in the season’s first four days.

--Mark

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