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Big 12 'BTBS' Rankings and Projections (after 5Â weeks)

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OFFENSIVE RANKINGS

Offensive Success Rates+ (most efficient offense)

  1. Missouri (123.1) (Last Week: 1)
  2. Texas Tech (122.6)
  3. Texas (113.5)
  4. Kansas (103.5)
  5. Nebraska (101.9)
  6. Oklahoma State (101.1)
  7. Oklahoma (100.2)
  8. Baylor (92.5)
  9. Texas A&M (90.5)
  10. Kansas State (89.9)
  11. Iowa State (89.1)
  12. Colorado (72.8)

Offensive Points Per Play (most explosive offense)

  1. Texas (121.9)
  2. Texas Tech (121.8)
  3. Missouri (120.2) (Last Week: 2)
  4. Oklahoma State (118.9)
  5. Oklahoma (117.2)
  6. Kansas (103.8)
  7. Texas A&M (98.8)
  8. Nebraska (95.8)
  9. Kansas State (92.2)
  10. Baylor (76.4)
  11. Iowa State (75.9)
  12. Colorado (55.3)

Offensive S&P+ (best overall offense)

  1. Texas Tech (122.2)
  2. Missouri (121.8) (Last Week: 1)
  3. Texas (117.3)
  4. Oklahoma State (109.1)
  5. Oklahoma (108.2)
  6. Kansas (103.7)
  7. Nebraska (99.1)
  8. Texas A&M (94.3)
  9. Kansas State (90.9)
  10. Baylor (84.9)
  11. Iowa State (83.1)
  12. Colorado (64.8)

Offensive Rushing S&P+

  1. Texas Tech (108.9)
  2. Texas (108.0)
  3. Missouri (105.3) (Last Week: 3)
  4. Kansas (103.7)
  5. Oklahoma State (97.9)
  6. Kansas State (89.9)
  7. Iowa State (89.0)
  8. Oklahoma (87.9)
  9. Nebraska (87.6)
  10. Baylor (86.9)
  11. Texas A&M (83.4)
  12. Colorado (66.5)

Offensive Passing S&P+

  1. Missouri (131.4) (Last Week: 1)
  2. Oklahoma (130.4)
  3. Oklahoma State (128.8)
  4. Texas Tech (128.8)
  5. Texas (125.4)
  6. Nebraska (107.9)
  7. Kansas (104.0)
  8. Texas A&M (100.9)
  9. Kansas State (91.7)
  10. Baylor (82.9)
  11. Iowa State (79.1)
  12. Colorado (63.1)

Close-Game Offensive S&P+ (used for Big 12 Overall Rankings)

  1. Texas Tech (126.5)
  2. Oklahoma (123.9)
  3. Texas (116.4)
  4. Missouri (115.2) (Last Week: 3)
  5. Kansas (107.0)
  6. Oklahoma State (105.4)
  7. Kansas State (98.0)
  8. Nebraska (97.2)
  9. Baylor (89.2)
  10. Texas A&M (83.6)
  11. Iowa State (82.4)
  12. Colorado (63.9)

Non-Passing Downs Offensive S&P+

  1. Missouri (120.7) (Last Week: 1)
  2. Texas Tech (115.3)
  3. Kansas (108.4)
  4. Oklahoma (108.3)
  5. Texas (108.0)
  6. Oklahoma State (105.5)
  7. Nebraska (98.4)
  8. Kansas State (97.1)
  9. Texas A&M (91.6)
  10. Iowa State (86.9)
  11. Baylor (84.1)
  12. Colorado (66.5)

Passing Downs Offensive S&P+

  1. Texas (147.1)
  2. Texas Tech (142.9)
  3. Oklahoma State (120.4)
  4. Missouri (116.0) (Last Week: 3)
  5. Oklahoma (107.1)
  6. Texas A&M (104.3)
  7. Nebraska (100.5)
  8. Baylor (89.2)
  9. Kansas (87.5)
  10. Kansas State (78.6)
  11. Iowa State (78.4)
  12. Colorado (64.0)

Redzone Offensive S&P+

  1. Oklahoma (156.3)
  2. Kansas (146.5)
  3. Missouri (142.6) (Last Week: 5)
  4. Texas (141.2)
  5. Nebraska (134.5)
  6. Kansas State (128.1)
  7. Texas Tech (125.0)
  8. Oklahoma State (116.7)
  9. Texas A&M (111.8)
  10. Baylor (104.5)
  11. Colorado (103.5)
  12. Iowa State (93.6)

DEFENSIVE RANKINGS

Defensive Success Rates+

  1. Colorado (112.9)
  2. Nebraska (110.3)
  3. Oklahoma State (109.9)
  4. Oklahoma (109.6)
  5. Kansas (104.4)
  6. Missouri (104.0) (Last Week: 3)
  7. Texas Tech (98.7)
  8. Texas (97.2)
  9. Kansas State (96.6)
  10. Baylor (93.1)
  11. Texas A&M (88.9)
  12. Iowa State (85.5)

Defensive Points Per Play+

  1. Oklahoma State (126.1)
  2. Texas Tech (115.2)
  3. Colorado (110.9)
  4. Missouri (104.0) (Last Week: 4)
  5. Texas (103.9)
  6. Baylor (101.2)
  7. Kansas (100.6)
  8. Texas A&M (98.6)
  9. Oklahoma (96.8)
  10. Kansas State (90.6)
  11. Nebraska (84.3)
  12. Iowa State (73.9)

Defensive S&P+

  1. Oklahoma State (116.8)
  2. Colorado (111.9)
  3. Texas Tech (105.5)
  4. Missouri (104.0) (Last Week: 2)
  5. Oklahoma (103.4)
  6. Kansas (102.6)
  7. Texas (100.2)
  8. Nebraska (96.7)
  9. Baylor (96.6)
  10. Kansas State (93.6)
  11. Texas A&M (93.2)
  12. Iowa State (79.9)

Defensive Rushing S&P+

  1. Oklahoma State (113.0)
  2. Colorado (110.7)
  3. Missouri (110.0) (Last Week: 1)
  4. Texas (106.8)
  5. Texas Tech (101.9)
  6. Kansas (101.0)
  7. Baylor (100.4)
  8. Oklahoma (99.1)
  9. Nebraska (95.3)
  10. Iowa State (89.6)
  11. Texas A&M (87.9)
  12. Kansas State (82.5)

Defensive Passing S&P+

  1. Oklahoma State (120.4)
  2. Colorado (111.6)
  3. Texas Tech (109.1)
  4. Oklahoma (107.8)
  5. Kansas (104.9)
  6. Texas (103.0)
  7. Kansas State (101.1)
  8. Missouri (99.8) (Last Week: 7)
  9. Texas A&M (97.6)
  10. Nebraska (94.1)
  11. Baylor (90.7)
  12. Iowa State (71.0)

Close-Game Defensive S&P+ (used for Big 12 Overall Rankings)

  1. Oklahoma State (115.4)
  2. Colorado (114.1)
  3. Texas (109.8)
  4. Texas A&M (104.0)
  5. Oklahoma (103.2)
  6. Missouri (103.1) (Last Week: 4)
  7. Nebraska (100.9)
  8. Texas Tech (96.1)
  9. Kansas (96.1)
  10. Baylor (92.2)
  11. Kansas State (88.0)
  12. Iowa State (80.9)

Non-Passing Downs Defensive S&P+

  1. Oklahoma State (109.5)
  2. Colorado (109.1)
  3. Missouri (106.7) (Last Week: 2)
  4. Kansas (103.0)
  5. Texas (102.1)
  6. Texas Tech (101.6)
  7. Nebraska (99.2)
  8. Baylor (98.2)
  9. Oklahoma (97.7)
  10. Texas A&M (95.4)
  11. Kansas State (90.7)
  12. Iowa State (87.0)

Passing Downs Defensive S&P+

  1. Oklahoma State (127.4)
  2. Texas Tech (124.7)
  3. Oklahoma (109.8)
  4. Colorado (105.0)
  5. Kansas State (98.8)
  6. Kansas (97.0)
  7. Missouri (93.1) (Last Week: 5)
  8. Baylor (91.0)
  9. Texas (88.9)
  10. Texas A&M (82.4)
  11. Nebraska (81.5)
  12. Iowa State (59.8)

Redzone Defensive S&P+

  1. Texas Tech (121.0)
  2. Missouri (113.9) (Last Week: 1)
  3. Oklahoma State (112.7)
  4. Oklahoma (109.5)
  5. Texas (108.1)
  6. Colorado (105.3)
  7. Baylor (104.4)
  8. Kansas (101.3)
  9. Kansas State (98.8)
  10. Nebraska (98.4)
  11. Texas A&M (91.0)
  12. Iowa State (76.1)

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LAST WEEK'S PREDICTIONS

Texas Tech 37, Texas 25
Missouri 32, Baylor 22
Kansas 36, Kansas State 27
Oklahoma 41, Nebraska 25
Oklahoma State 39, Iowa State 14
Texas A&M 31, Colorado 13

Last week's predictions went 6-0 straight-up, but only (I think) 2-4 against the spread. For whatever that's worth. It appears the projections don't really pick high margins of victory, which hurt since the spread was pretty obscene for MU-BU and OSU-ISU...

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PREDICTIONS

November 8

Texas Tech 33, Oklahoma State 26
Nebraska 33, Kansas 29
Oklahoma 36, Texas A&M 29
Missouri 42, Kansas State 22
Texas 38, Baylor 17
Colorado 25, Iowa State 17

The scores have changed slightly, but no result changes from last week's projections.

Resulting Standings
North
Missouri (4-2)
Nebraska (3-3)
Kansas (3-3)
Colorado (2-4)
Kansas State (1-5)
Iowa State (0-6)
South
Texas Tech (6-0)
Texas (5-1)
Oklahoma (5-1)
Oklahoma State (4-2)
Texas A&M (2-4)
Baylor (1-5)

November 15

Missouri 40, Iowa State 24
Texas 32, Kansas 30*
Kansas State 31, Nebraska 30
Baylor 27, Texas A&M 26
Oklahoma State 28, Colorado 17

* Missouri's win, paired with KU's loss, clinches the North title for Missouri. Nebraska can still tie them, but MU wins the tie-breaker.

KU's strong performance against KSU, combined with UT's loss to Tech, means the KU-UT projection has gotten a lot closer. Meanwhile, projections for the two bottom-feeder games (in bold) have flipped.

Resulting Standings
North
Missouri (5-2)
Nebraska (3-4)
Kansas (3-4)
Kansas State (2-5)
Colorado (2-5)
Iowa State (0-7)
South
Texas Tech (6-0)
Texas (6-1)
Oklahoma (5-1)
Oklahoma State (5-2)
Baylor (2-5)
Texas A&M (2-5)

November 22

Oklahoma 36, Texas Tech 34
Kansas State 38, Iowa State 23

Resulting Standings

North
Missouri (5-2)
Nebraska (3-4)
Kansas (3-4)
Kansas State (3-5)
Colorado (2-5)
Iowa State (0-8)

South
Oklahoma (6-1)
Texas (6-1)
Texas Tech (6-1)
Oklahoma State (5-2)
Baylor (2-5)
Texas A&M (2-5)

Once again, we head into Thanksgiving weekend with four different teams still eligible for the South title.

Oklahoma wins if a) they beat OSU and A&M beats Texas, or b) they beat OSU, Texas beats A&M and Tech beats Baylor and OU finishes highest in the BCS standings (they probably would, I think).

Texas wins if a) they beat A&M and Baylor beats Tech, or b) they beat A&M, OU beats OSU and Tech beats Baylor and UT finishes highest in the BCS standings (a possibility).

Texas Tech wins if a) they beat Baylor and OSU beats OU, or b) they beat Baylor, OU beats OSU and UT beats A&M and Tech finishes highest in the BCS standings (doubtful).

Oklahoma State wins if they beat OU, A&M beats UT and Baylor beats Tech, and OSU finishes highest in the BCS standings.

November 27

Texas 37, Texas A&M 21*

* Oklahoma State is eliminated from the South race

November 28

Nebraska 29, Colorado 15

November 29

Texas Tech 43, Baylor 17
Oklahoma State 37, Oklahoma 28*
Missouri 34, Kansas 28

* OU's loss means Tech and Texas tie for the division title, and Tech wins the head-to-head tie-breaker.

Resulting Standings
North
Missouri (6-2, 10-2)
Nebraska (4-4, 7-5)
Kansas (3-5, 6-6)
Kansas State (3-5, 6-6)
Colorado (2-6, 5-7)
Iowa State (0-8, 2-10)
South
Texas Tech (7-1, 11-1)
Texas (7-1, 11-1)
Oklahoma State (6-2, 10-2)
Oklahoma (6-2, 10-2)
Baylor (2-6, 4-8)
Texas A&M (2-6, 4-8)

December 6 - Big 12 Championship

Texas Tech 33, Missouri 30

Bowls*

Fiesta Bowl: Texas Tech (12-1) vs Utah**
Rose Bowl: Texas (11-1) vs USC
Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma (10-2) vs Georgia
Holiday Bowl: Oklahoma State (10-2) vs Arizona
Gator Bowl: MissourI (10-3)*** vs Florida State
Alamo Bowl: Nebraska (7-5) vs Minnesota
Independence Bowl: Kansas (6-6) vs Arkansas State (!!)
Insight Bowl: Kansas State (6-6) vs Northwestern
Texas Bowl: nobody from the Big 12 qualifies

* To determine the matchups, I once again looked at ESPN's current projections and took whoever Bruce Feldman had.. I now think Florida would be the one-loss team to make the title game, so Tech has been relegated to the Fiesta Bowl.

** Again, I realize the Gator will probably take Notre Dame, but again...screw that.