REAL Standings: Same as it ever was edition

What was the point? Four games played. Four projected winners win. KU at Home over Okie St? Check.

West Virginia at Home over Oklahoma? Check.

K-State at Home over Tech? Check.

Baylor at Home over Iowa St? Check.

Iowa St almost took a huge step toward its first conference championship under Mayor Freddy. Tech almost claimed its first conference win of 2015.

The key word in both cases being, of course, “almost.” Which means “didn’t do it.”

As a result:

1. The REAL Standings remain entirely unchanged. Eight teams simply moved one game closer to their destiny.

2. The Big 12 still goes through Lawrence.

Current Tiers

Tier 1: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia

Tier 2: K-State, Okie St, TCU

Tier 3: Texas Tech

REAL Standings:

1. 12.5-5.5

Iowa St: (2-1) Projected Losses: at KU, at OU, at UT At risk games: at OSU, at KSU, at TCU

KU (3-0) Projected Losses: at ISU, at UT, at WVU, at OU At risk games: at TCU, at OSU, at KSU

3. 11-7

West Virginia (3-1) Projected Losses: at UT, at OU, at ISU, at BU, at KU At risk games: at KSU, at OSU

4. 11.5-6.5

Oklahoma (2-2) Projected Losses: at KU, at BU, at ISU At risk games: at OSU, at TCU, at KSU

5. 11-7

Baylor (2-2) Projected Losses: at WVU, at KU, at ISU, at UT At risk games: at KSU, at OSU

6. 10-8

Texas (1-2) Projected Losses: at ISU, at BU, at OU, at WVU, at KU At risk games: at TCU, at KSU

7. 7-11

Okie St (2-2) Projected Losses: at OU, at KSU, at UT, at BU, at TCU, at WVU At risk games: BU, OU, KU, ISU, WVU, at Tech

8. 7.5-10.5

K-State (2-1) Projected Losses: at ISU, at KU, at WVU, at TCU, at BU, at UT At risk games: BU, WVU, at Tech, UT, OU, KU, ISU

9. 5.5-12.5

TCU (0-3) Projected Losses: at WVU, at ISU, at BU, at UT, at KU, at OU, at OSU At risk games: at Tech, at UT, KU, OU, ISU

10. 1.5-16.5

Texas Tech (0-4) Projected Losses: at OSU, ISU, at OU, at WVU, at ISU, KU, at UT, BU, OU, at TCU, at BU At risk games: TCU, KSU, OSU

BIG 12 SCHEDULE

Saturday

1. Baylor at K-State (2:00pm)**** (at risk game)

A fight for relevance.

2. TCU at Texas Tech (3:00pm)*1/2 (at-risk game)

Someone leaves the W-less column.

3. West Virginia at Texas (5:15pm). **** (Projected W: UT)

Remember the Alamo! Another Home loss for Texas, and they will be reduced to remembering when virtually every pundit was picking them to end KU’s decade long stranglehold on the Big 12 title.

Shouldn’t happen in Austin.

4. Oklahoma St at Oklahoma (6:00pm) **** (at-risk game)

Bedlam, indeed. Another Home loss to a Tier Two team, and you just call the Sooners’ coach Lon o’ Bedlam.

5. KU at Iowa St (8:00pm)***** (Projected W: ISU)

Did someone say “motivation”?

This is the game circled in red every year on every Cyclone fan’s calendar.

Hilton Magic.

Game Day.

Wednesday night loss to Baylor.

How can anyone even think KU has a chance?

For some reason, the Jayhawks will show up.

--Mark

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