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Big 12 Conference Rankings - Take Two

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This morning's post caused a little bit of controversy and Mocking the Draft's Matt Miller responded to some of my and your questions regarding the Big 12 Conference rankings. I loves me some discussion, so here we go. I thought it would be a great way to kick off a weekend (do I know how to party, or what?) and ask you how you would rank them. Let's take the offensive unit rankings first and go from there. I'll start. Leave your rankings in the comments section:

  • Backfield
    1. Oklahoma
    2. Missouri
    3. Texas

    Rational: OU is perhaps the most balanced scoring team in the Big 12, and there's a lot of talented running backs in their stable (Murray and Brown). Missouri has shown that they are an offensive force to be reckoned with. Daniel and Jimmy Jackson are talented (we should know). I'm not convinced that McCoy will return to his freshman success, but there are a lot of talented runners who were waiting behind Charles. Besides, who else are you going to put at this spot? There aren't a lot of options and I don't think that the Aggies will turn it around that quickly, especially behind a very young offensive line.

  • Receivers
    1. Texas Tech
    2. Missouri
    3. Kansas

    Rational: I think Texas Tech deserves the top spot just because of Mr. Crabtree, but including Morris, T. Walker, Britton, etc., there's just a lot of talent. I was close to putting Missouri at the top spot because Maclin supremely gifted as well, plus Missouri has Coffman as a completely different threat. I was also pretty torn with this 3rd spot, but went with Kansas because they've got a pretty good QB and they return quite a bit of their receiving corp (Fields, Briscoe, and Meier).

  • Offensive Line
    1. Oklahoma
    2. Texas Tech
    3. Texas

    Rational: OU returns a ton of talented players and they do it every year. For a team that passes as much as Tech Tech, they only gave up 18 sacks for the year and would imagine that Potts gave up a few of those in mop-up duty. Texas was awfully young last year on the O-line and that means they are a year better.

  • Overall Offense
    1. Oklahoma
    2. Missouri
    3. Texas Tech

    Rational: First, although Kansas was outstanding offensively last year (1st in the conference in scoring), I need for them to do it one more year before I believe. It's not fair, but it's my rankings. Again, OU is balanced with 34 rushing TD's and 39 passing TD's, that's some pretty good football. Missouri was just a step behind Texas Tech last year, but I thought Missouri was more consistent. I struggled putting Texas Tech 3rd, but until those hiccup games stop, this is where they need to be.

Have at it.