Big 12 rankings, Week 10: Famous people edition


Oklahoma State survived, Oklahoma wins (and loses with Ryan Broyles’ injury) big as we head into the home stretch. This week’s rankings are brought to you by entertainers who graduated from or attended the Big 12 schools:

1. OKLAHOMA STATE (9-0, 6-0) | LAST WEEK: Defeated Kansas State 52-45 | THIS WEEK: At Texas Tech

The rub: The more I watch this team, the more it looks like a team of destiny. Yes, they catch a lot of breaks. But they also make a lot of big plays. Longtime Cowboy Gary Busey would be proud …

The Cowboys might be making Gary Busey even more crazy this year.

2. OKLAHOMA (8-1, 5-1) | LAST WEEK: Defeated Texas A&M 41-25 | THIS WEEK: Bye

The rub: Oklahoma made its point the last two weeks after choking against Texas Tech, but Ryan Broyles is a huge loss. We’re just a few weeks away from the “slobberknocker” between the Sooners and Oklahoma State, as former Sooner Jim Ross would say …

The loss of Ryan Broyles might be even more painful than the Stone Cold Stunners Jim Ross has received.

3. KANSAS STATE (7-2, 4-2) | LAST WEEK: Lost to Oklahoma State 52-45 | THIS WEEK: Vs. Texas A&M

The rub: The Wildcats nearly pulled off the stunner Saturday before coming up just yards short. The end of the season has not been kind to Kansas State, like the before and after photos of former Wildcat Kirstie Alley …

All kidding aside, Bill Snyder has done an amazing job at K-State this year, bad finish or not.

4. TEXAS (6-2, 3-2) | LAST WEEK: Defeated Texas Tech 52-20 | THIS WEEK: At Missouri

The rub: The Longhorns may not be great, but they do have a shot at finishing third in the conference. Not bad considering they don’t have a quarterback. In other news, much like Matthew McConaughey as Wooderson in Dazed and Confused, Texas has ditched the “geeks” to form a watered-down version of the Big “12.”

All right, all right, all right, Texas doesn't suck this year.

5. BAYLOR (5-3, 2-3) | LAST WEEK: Defeated Missouri 42-39 | THIS WEEK: At Kansas

The rub: So, the Bears defense is awful. Does it matter that much when you average about 2,000 yards of offense? Thomas Harris, a Baylor grad, wrote “Silence of the Lambs.” Saturday’s game against Kansas will resemble that book/movie …

Watching KU's defense against Baylor this week might be more terrifying than watching Hannibal Lector in action.

6. MISSOURI (4-5, 2-4) | LAST WEEK: Lost to Baylor 42-39 | THIS WEEK: Vs. Texas

The rub: One step forward, two steps back. Not exactly the way the Tigers envisioned leaving the Big 12, with their worst season since 2004. Most of the season has been a whammy, as Champ Kind (MU attendee David Koechner) would say …

Missouri’s final season in the Big 12 has been a whammy.

7. TEXAS A&M (5-4, 3-3) | LAST WEEK: Lost to Oklahoma 41-25 | THIS WEEK: At Kansas State

The rub: As predicted, the Aggies have been wildly overrated and might end up losing five or six games this year. Time to ditch Mike Sherman and bring in Patches O’Houlihan (portrayed by A&M grad Rip Torn) …

The Aggies haven't dodged, ducked, dipped, dove or dodged much lately.

8. IOWA STATE (5-4, 2-4) | LAST WEEK: Defeated Kansas 13-10 | THIS WEEK: Bye

The rub: A win’s a win, even if it is by three points against the worst team in Big 12 history. It was so difficult to find an entertainer with a degree from Iowa State that I had to go to an oldie, but a goodie (not to mention a guy who doesn’t have a degree from ISU) …

Larry Eustachy had it all at Iowa State, even Natty Light.

9. TEXAS TECH (5-4, 2-4) | LAST WEEK: Lost to Texas 52-20 | THIS WEEK: At Oklahoma State

The rub: Way to follow up that huge win at Oklahoma, back-to-back losses by a combined score of 93-27. In Urban Cowboy, Barry Corbin said, “Sometimes even a cowboy has to swaller his pride.” Same can be said for Tech’s administration in regard to dumping Mike Leach …

If Tommy Tuberville's looking in Lubbock, he's looking for love in all the wrong places.

10. KANSAS (2-7, 0-6) | LAST WEEK: Lost to Iowa State 13-10 | THIS WEEK: Vs. Baylor

The rub: Defense. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. …

Maybe Inigo Montoya can suit up for KU's defense.

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