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Ranking the Big 12 Football Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 day ago
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start. In fact, the data backing up the value of recruiting rankings is impenetrable. For example, look at last year’s rosters...

Big 12 Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the Big 12 consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Lone Star-sized statementCharlie Strong and Texas signed the clear-cut best class in the Big 12 this fall. Getting the Horns back on top of the rankings was...

Early Big 12 Football Predictions for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
College football’s 2014 season has ended, and the focus shifts from the national championship picture to signing day, spring practice and early preseason rankings for 2015. While last year and Ohio State’s national title victory over Oregon is still fresh in our minds, it’s never too early to think about next season.The Big 12 was the only power conference without a team in the...

Auburn headlines massive weekend for visits

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 1 week ago
The first official visit weekend following the dead period is a huge one for many programs, and none bigger than at Auburn with three five-star defensive linemen and more.

Big 12 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Braden Gall, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Certainly, Big 12 fans feel jilted by the inaugural College Football Playoff Committee. Both TCU and Baylor were worthy candidates for the national championship tournament. But being left out of the bracket and the subsequent finger pointing has taken away from what was a remarkable season in the Big 12. The 2014 season was one filled with remarkable comebacks, record-setting...

Big 12 Week 15 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago
There is one Power 5 league that is playing a semi-full slate of games this weekend and it’s the league embroiled with the most controversy. TCU appears to be the better overall football team currently, as the College Football Playoff Committee clearly has stated. However, it shouldn’t sit well with anyone that Baylor could be THE Big 12 champion and own head-to-head bragging...

Big 12 Week 14 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 4 months 3 days ago
The Eyes of Texas will be focused squarely on Austin Thanksgiving night. So, too, will the eyes of the nation. TCU’s last big test of the season will take place Thursday night against the surging Longhorns and fans in Texas, the Big 12 and in places like Columbus and Starkville will be focused on The 40 Acres. Fans can bet the Playoff Committee will be paying attention as well....

Big 12 Week 13 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 4 months 1 week ago
TCU is still ahead of Baylor in the playoff rankings (for better or for worse) and will sit at home and watch this weekend. But Baylor still controls its own destiny and has a chance to earn some style points against Oklahoma State. Not to be left out, Kansas State is still in the Big 12 title mix but has to win in Morgantown. And when Kliff Kingsbury and Paul Rhoads get together in...

Big 12 Week 12 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 4 months 2 weeks ago
There is no way the Big 12's Week 12 slate will be able to match last weekend’s drama. TCU made a national statement, Baylor did something it’s never done in school history, Texas continued to right the ship and Kansas, well, acted all Kansas after beating Iowa State. Yes, Texas’ visit to Stillwater should be plenty entertaining. But that’s about it in...