Big 12 Conference Power Poll

This the 3rd annual Big 12 Power Poll. Each week, I’ll rank the teams in the Big 12 depending on their performance. We’ve gotten a chance to see every team in the Big 12 play this week after Texas Tech won today. So here it goes:
  1. Nebraska – Outside of Oklahoma State, the Cornhuskers had the most impressive offensive output this weekend, putting up 49 points on Western Kentucky. Taylor Martinez, their quarterback completed 9 of 15 passes for 136 yards and had seven rushes for 127 yards and three touchdowns.  The redshirt freshman is exactly what Nebraska needs, especially when their offense has been questioned for quite a while. And on defense, you know what you’ll get from the Blackshirts.
  2. Texas – Texas’ offense didn’t do much, only putting up 369 yards. They’ve got a long ways to go. Their defense only gave up 219 yards, though.
  3. Oklahoma – Oklahoma played like the best team in the South for the first quarter and a half… but then let Utah State get back in the game. Landry Jones had an offgame and they’re playing Florida State next week. He needs to fix whatever is wrong now before the Seminoles come into town.
  4. Texas A&M – A&M’s offense is pretty good and they showed it Saturday. Jerrod Johnson was 23-for-35 with 278 yards, two touchdowns and a rushing TD. Christine Michael had 105 yards on 22 rushes with two touchdowns.
  5. Oklahoma State – The Cowboys lit up the scoreboard against Washington State. Kendall Hunter had four touchdowns and 257 rushing yards. while Brandon Weeden threw for three touchdowns and completed 22 of 30 passes for 218 yards.
  6. Missouri – Expected win over Illinois. Still the second best team in the North.
  7. Kansas State – Daniel Thomas led the way for the Wildcats with 234 yards on 28 rushing attempts and two touchdowns.  UCLA isn’t a great team, but still a good BCS conference opponent for the first game of the season.
  8. Texas Tech – Tommy Tubberville’s debut started off pretty well, leading SMU 28-7, but they allowed the Mustangs to back into the game, winning by eight. Potts threw for 359 yards and four touchdowns.
  9. Colorado – Tyler Hansen had a pretty good game for the Buffs, 192 yards, two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown.
  10. Baylor – Baylor held Sam Houston State to three points and 195 yards. But it’s Sam Houston State. Baylor is still awful.
  11. Iowa State –  Alexander Robinson had a good game with 97 yards on 19 rushing attempts with two touchdowns.
  12. Kansas – They lost to North Dakota State, 6-3. That should be enough said. KU was bad but they can improve. For Jayhawk fans, they better hope this is the lowest point they will be at for the next few seasons. Without a win in 11 months, they’re certainly not gaining any support.