College Football Rankings: Can the No. 19 Ranked Baylor Bears Win the Big 12?
Currently the Big 12 has five of their ten schools ranked in the Top 25, and the most recent to those rankings were the Baylor Bears a week ago.
This week, Baylor has vaulted up six spots from No. 24 to No. 18, and has positioned themselves for an outstanding 2011 season.
Now with that in mind, can the Baylor Bears win the Big 12?
Surely they have the fire-power to do so, but with Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and Texas all ranked ahead of them as well, it’s not going to be easy by any means.
That being said however, Baylor is better than Texas right now, the Longhorns haven’t played anyone in three games, and the Bears at least beat the then ranked No. 14 TCU Horned Frogs (now ranked No. 20).
Once conference play begins, Baylor will beat Missouri, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, and Texas Tech.
In addition, the Bears will upset Texas and could very well upset the Oklahoma State Cowboys as they are prone to turnovers.
It will be very difficult to defeat Texas A&M and Oklahoma, as both have sick offenses and solid defenses, but don’t be surprised if Baylor manages to finish anywhere from No. 2 or No. 3 in the final Big 12 standing.
So, no they can’t win the Big 12, they’re simply just a few steps back, but it’s still going to be outstanding season for a school that usually finds themselves bottom-feeding every year.
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