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Big 12's Pre-Spring Top 15 Player Rankings for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The Big 12 should be an interesting league to follow in 2015. Although the conference was left out of the final four of the college football playoff last season, Baylor and TCU will be back in the mix once again in 2015. And of course, the league should have depth with Oklahoma and Texas looking to rebound, as well as an Oklahoma State team that is set to improve behind sophomore quarterback...

Big 12 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

By Braden Gall, 3 months 7 hours ago
Spring practice is already underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts and scrimmages provide the first glimpse of how all 128 teams will look in 2015. Baylor and TCU return to the top of the preseason heap in the Big 12 after both barely missed a shot at the College Football Playoff. Both teams are loaded with experience, but have some holes to plug at key...

Ranking the Big 12 Football Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 months 6 days 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, 3 months 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...

5 Players Replacing the Biggest Names in Big 12 for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 6 days ago
Attrition and finding replacements are a key part of any college football offseason. A coaching staff may find answers through the junior college ranks for a quick fix, or they may feel comfortable with a replacement that’s been on the roster waiting for his turn to step into the starting lineup. Regardless of how the player is replaced, all-conference and All-America talent departs every...

Early Big 12 Football Predictions for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 4 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...

Alamo Bowl Preview and Prediction: UCLA vs. Kansas State

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 days ago
UCLA and Kansas State were on the cusp of playing in a bigger postseason game, but the Bruins and Wildcats should have plenty of motivation when they meet on Friday night in the Alamo Bowl. Both teams recorded a 9-3 record in the regular season and went into the final weekend of action with conference title aspirations. UCLA lost to Stanford to end its hopes of playing in the Pac-12 Championship...

Big 12 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Braden Gall, 5 months 3 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, 6 months 8 hours 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, 6 months 1 week 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....