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The Skinny: Oklahoma State comes in at No. 6 because, depending on whom you ask, the quarterback battle has already been figured out and head coach Mike Gundy just hasn't said anything.
Berry Tramel and John Helsley from The Oklahoman are two, likely among many, who believe the job is J.W. Walsh's to lose. Gundy won't officially say if Walsh, a redshirt junior, is the starter, but he did about the next-closest thing.
"J.W. is getting most of the reps with the ones (first team), then the other guys are splitting," Gundy said, via Tramel.
Here's where the wrench gets thrown in, though. Earlier in August, Gundy said fellow quarterback Daxx Garman was preparing to take "10-to-12 snaps" in the season opener against Florida State (h/t Kyle Fredrickson, The Oklahoman).
J.W. Walsh: He started five games last year and played in eight. He regressed statistically as a passer from 2012, throwing for 1,333 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions. But he's the clear favorite.
Daxx Garman: The junior originally started his college career at Arizona but has been a backup at Oklahoma State with no game action. He was recently put on scholarship.
Maxon Rudolph: The early-enrollee freshman was a 4-star recruit according to 247Sports composite rankings. He has great size at 6'4" and 217 pounds and could be a star down the road. For now, he seems entrenched in the backup competition.
The Prediction: Walsh. The bigger question is whether he keeps his job.