The round table was back this week with some of the best Big 12 bloggers in the country writing about the sad state of the conference. While this week's questions weren't extremely tough they were thought provoking and clearly illustrated that, at this point, the Big 12 isn't very good.
The Big 12 conference has only four unbeaten teams left and has endured numerous embarrassing performances on television. State where you believe the Big 12 ranks among the BCS conferences.
Collectively we agreed that the SEC is playing the best football in America and the Big 12 ranks fourth or fifth among the BCS conferences. Unfortunately it is an accurate description as to the sad state of football being played among our teams.
After the SEC is the Pac-10, and I'm going to rank both the Big 10 and Big East ahead of the Big 12 at this time. Other than Oklahoma, there isn't a real good team in this conference. Maybe at the end of the season we'll do better in the bowls, but we collectively sucked in non-conference games. The defenses are weak, and with the exception of Oklahoma, no one in the conference can run the ball. Say all you want about high-powered passing offenses, if you can't run the ball, you don't win the Big 12. - Corn Nation
What has been the conference's best victory and worst defeat so far this season?
Most of our bloggers felt that OU's thrashing of Miami is the Crown Jewel of the Big 12's non-conference games but a few of us agreed that Iowa State's lone win this season proves that the Big 12 is a least head and shoulders above the Big 10.
When it comes to the worst defeat there are so many options that it is beyond pathetic.
Nebraska's loss to USC, Oklahoma State's loss to Troy and Texas A&M losing to Miami were the top three mentioned.
Who is the worst coached team in the conference?
Texas A&M's Dennis Franchione wins the prize here and no one had to pay $1,200 to figure it out!
With the regular season already a third of the way over, which players received too much hype in late August and which players didn't receive enough?
Oklahoma State's Bobby Reid received a lot of mention as a player who received too much preseason hype. Part of it is due to poor play and another part to OSU coach Mike Gundy's tirade last Saturday night. We just want to be clear that none of it had anything to do with his mom feeding him chicken.
In not receiving enough Hype, Oklahoma's Sam Bradford was mentioned over and again but I agree whole heartedly with Bring on the Cats.
Thanks again to all who participated! For links to all the responses and to see how we individually rank the 12 conference teams check out the comments section here.