Big 12 rankings, Week 10: The Caddyshack edition

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Questions abound. Like, where might Texas A&M be if the Aggies had switched quarterbacks earlier? Or, what in the hell was Paul Rhoads thinking? Has Oklahoma lost its edge? And, finally, is Dave Yost the worst offensive coordinator in college football?

The answers? 1. Probably in the driver’s seat in the South. 2. Nobody can answer that. Kick the PAT. You’re at home. 3. Yes. 4. Absolutely.

This week’s rankings are brought to you by Caddyshack.

1. NEBRASKA (8-1, 4-1): Last week, defeated Iowa State 31-30. This week, vs. Kansas. Funny how fast things change. At one point Saturday, it looked like the Huskers were going to throw away the Big 12 North. Now the division race is over. It’s sad NU is going to waltz into the title game, then bolt. But, give the Huskers credit. Big hitters, this year, the Huskers …

2. OKLAHOMA STATE (8-1, 4-1): Last week, defeated Baylor 55-28. This week, at Texas. Who needs defense when you score at will? That rout of Baylor was one of the most impressive wins in conference play this season. OSU has come out of nowhere, tears in their eyes I guess …

3. OKLAHOMA (7-2, 3-2): Last week, lost to Texas A&M 33-19. This week, vs. Texas Tech. Remember when the Sooners were feared? Stunning how ordinary this team looks on the road. They were something before electricity …

4. MISSOURI (7-2, 3-2): Last week, lost to Texas Tech 24-17. This week, vs. Kansas State. Meltdowns are nothing new to Missouri fans. Public Enemy No. 1 right now in Columbia is offensive coordinator Dave Yost. How in the hell to you throw for 95 yards against that hideous defense?!?! Tiger fans are this mad …

5. BAYLOR (7-3, 4-2): Last week, lost to Oklahoma State 55-28. This week, vs. Texas A&M. The Bears showed they weren’t ready for the big state Saturday, getting hammered with a chance to take control of the South. That loss must have been like a shot to the …

6. KANSAS STATE (6-3, 3-3): Last week, defeated Texas 39-14. This week, at Missouri. Yes, Texas is really bad, but the Wildcats were impressive last week. In fact, the way the two teams are going, I’ll be surprised if the Wildcats don’t win Saturday in Columbia. Bill Snyder is wise, maybe even this wise …

7. TEXAS A&M (6-3, 3-2): Last week, defeated Oklahoma 33-19. This week, at Baylor. The Aggies are a three-point loss at Oklahoma State, a game they should have won, away from leading the Big 12 South. As for beating Oklahoma lately, it’s no big deal …

8. IOWA STATE (5-5, 3-3): Last week, lost to Nebraska 31-30. This week, at Colorado. Paul Rhoads has been a great job in Ames, really has, and he gets credit for having the stones to go for the win Saturday against Nebraska. BUT, you’re playing at home, all the pressure is on Nebraska. KICK THE PAT. The Cyclones wasted a shot at the club record …

9. TEXAS TECH (5-4, 3-4): Last week, defeated Missouri 24-17. This week, at Oklahoma. That smirk on Tommy Tuberville’s face Saturday was there because Missouri’s so predictable even he could figure out what the Tigers were doing. It’s been a long season in Lubbock, but it looks like the Red Raiders are going to be bowl eligible …

10. TEXAS (4-5, 2-4): Last week, lost to Kansas State 39-14. This week, vs. Oklahoma State. Wow, talk about the wheels coming off. One year after playing for a national title, the Longhorns may not even qualify for a bowl. The rest of us are laughing. Our ship has come in …

11. KANSAS (3-6, 1-4): Last week, defeated Colorado 52-45. This week, at Nebraska. Kansas has had a strange, mostly terrible season. Despite some embarrassing low lights, there have been some highlights like beating Georgia Tech and wiping out a 28-point deficit against Colorado. Turner Gill plans to throw a pool party soon for the Jayhawks. No beers, no women, no cell phones and curfew is 9 p.m. …

12. COLORADO (3-6, 0-5): Last week, lost to Kansas 52-45. This week, vs. Iowa State. Just wow. A 35-point fourth quarter against possibly the worst team in Big 12 history. If Dan Hawkins wasn’t raking in millions, you’d almost feel sorry for him. Colorado’s season has gone boom …

Looking for previous Big 12 rankings? …

Week 1, “Tommy Boy” edition: http://tinyurl.com/29anpkt

Week 2, “Dumb and Dumber” edition: http://tinyurl.com/2aamn56 

Week 3, “Napoleon Dynamite” edition: http://tinyurl.com/23rrux5 

Week 4, “Ace Ventura” edition: http://tinyurl.com/24gqo3m

Week 5, “Happy Gilmore” edition: http://tinyurl.com/2c6dy69 

Week 6, “Swingers” edition: http://tinyurl.com/2epmfn4

Week 7, Rap videos edition: http://tinyurl.com/2dnfezk

Week 8, “Seinfeld” edition: http://tinyurl.com/387zmgr

Week 9, Cartoon villain edition: http://tinyurl.com/3yk2xsf

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