With the Big 12 Conference being a very pass-friendly league, the quarterback position is pivotal to any team's success.
Landry Jones, Geno Smith, Collin Klein, Seth Doege, Casey Pachall, Dayne Crist, David Ash/Case McCoy, Nick Florence, Wes Lunt and Jared Barnett all have important roles on their respective teams.
Some of these guys have to make a bigger impact on their teams this season. There are some new faces to start for their teams.
For West Virginia, quarterback Geno Smith has been starting since sophomore year. The experience is there, and the offense is now fully adjusted.
However, the defense will have to be solid against these high-octane offenses.
There are a few Heisman Trophy candidates/dark horses in the Big 12, and the Mountaineers will have to force turnovers for opportunities to be successful in such a tough league.
Here are the power rankings for each quarterback the Mountaineers will face in 2012.