This week's round table was based on the fact that , after two games, we should have a basic knowledge of both our teams and their upcoming conference opponents. Eleven blogs checked in this week, including us, for some great discussion on the Big 12 conference. Here are some snippets of the round table. To read all the responses check in here.
1. Based on what you now know to be your team's strengths and weaknesses - if the game was on the line, do you want your offense or defense on the field?
The majority of our bloggers, including us, said that they would prefer to have their offense on the field over the defense but then Clone Chronicles made us realize that possibly there should have been a third option added to the question.
Some responses were no brainers...
While other team's offensive and defensive units are good enough that the issue could have been resolved with a coin toss.
Nebraska's pass defense, however, is the best in the Big XII as of right now, Steve Octavien and the linebackers have been solid and a defensive line than many thought would be a point of weakness has been anything but. With that said, the nod goes to the Blackshirts. - MidWest Coast Bias
2. If you had to pick a team from the AP Top 10 for your team to play this weekend who would you pick and why (OU & Texas are not options).
With sympathies we must check back in with our Iowa State friends.
Other team blogs made some good arguments about which top teams they thought they had had a chance to beat...
...and one blog jumped in on our desire to see a Top 10 match-up against the West Virginia Mountaineers.
Buuuuut that would not be this weekend. This weekend, I'd love to see West Virginia. A nice win against a highly ranked opponent would bode well for the Longhorns. Plus I'd like to see how Colt and the offense would do against Williams, Ivy and Magro. (Not to ignore WVU's offense, led by dual-threat Patrick White.) - Horn of Gariel
Yet another log showed that a picture really is worth a thousand words with their response.
- Double Extra Point
Ohio State was the popular choice of our bloggers addition to the notion that the Big 10 is thought of as a weak conference.
3. You can take one player off your team and trade him for any player in the conference who plays the same position - who are you taking?
There were some very interesting answers on this one, all with excellent points, but the one that really caught our eye came from a fellow Sooner blogger.
Daniel is a junior and has all the tools to be great. Put him behind Oklahoma's line, throwing to Oklahoma's wide receivers and handing off to Oklahoma's running backs, and people would probably be talking Heisman right now. Also, since Daniel is a junior, true freshman Keith Nichol could develop without the prospect of never getting on the field. - Campus Pigskin
Meanwhile Kansas State blog Bring on the Cats would take OU's Duke Robinson to play any position on the offensive line.
4. Conference Power Rankings! Rank the teams in the conference from first to worst.
After tallying the votes here's how we collectively ranked the conference.
- Oklahoma - 120 pts
- Texas - 108 pts
- Nebraska - 97 pts
- Missouri - 86 pts
- Texas A&M 73 pts
- Kansas State 62 pts
- Texas Tech 60 pts
- Kansas - 58 pts
- Oklahoma State - 51 pts
- Colorado - 38 pts
- Baylor - 20 pts
- Iowa State - 12 pts
Big 12 Players of the Week - Make your selections for offensive and defensive players of the week for week two.
Offense: Sam Bradford
Defense: Reggie Smith