30) Oregon State
See my Big 12 Rankings as well as some notes about my ballot after the jump...
Big 12 Rankings:
5) Texas A&M
6) Texas Tech
7) Kansas State
9) Oklahoma State
12) Iowa State
Notes On The Rankings:
- At least in my mind, the rankings are starting to split into some easily discernible tiers. In the first tier is Alabama, Ohio State and now Oregon. In the second tier is Oklahoma, Nebraksa, Iowa (or Arizona if they win this weekend), Boise State, TCU and Texas. Third is South Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin, Clemson, Utah, and Auburn. After that it's basically just everyone else for now. Obviously a lot of teams will be moving around once we start to see some head to head games, but that's kind of how they shake out in my mind right now.
- I really want to see both Florida and Texas play someone and I'm glad we get some pretty good conference match-ups in Tennessee and Texas Tech so that we can get a better idea of what to expect from the Gators and Longhorns this season.
- There are a lot of SEC and Pac-10 teams in the poll right now. I realize that, but if they look good so far, then they look good. All of that will shake out over time and even though we are only two games into the season, full on conference play still is going to be here in no time.
- My Big 12 rankings moved around a good amount again, but that's to be expected after all that happened this past weekend. Oklahoma came out and gave the kind of performance many of us expected and then some, proving that Florida State is still a ways off. Nebraska and Texas both get their big tests this weekend, and unlike Oklahoma, both of their tests will be on the road. Oklahoma State took all of the good will that they had earned in the week one beat down of Washington State and managed to squander it all away with a narrow victory over Troy. The Pokes are very fortunate to be heading into week 3 at 2-0. As for the Buffs, there isn't anything that hasn't already said here on the site and I'm sure most of you would put them right down at the bottom of the conference.