This may be one of the most exciting college football seasons in recent history, and all the excitement is close to home!
I'm convinced that the Big 12 south sends the entire conference to the top spot in college football, but what I can't figure out is who is better than who?
Oklahoma started the race in first, a position they held until Texas proved that they were a lot better than most thought.
After the Red River Rivalry
, Oklahoma fell completely off the TV map, even though they've continued to slaughter their opponents and remain the No. 4 team, while Texas seemed immortal.
At this point, Oklahoma State -- a silent member of the Top 10? -- proved that they at least meant business by putting up what could have arguably
been one of the biggest challenges, at that point, to No. 1 Texas. Mike Gundy and Co. almost be the Longhorns in Austin, but almost doesn't count.Next:
the Red Raiders. Also a silent Top 10 member, everyone knew Texas Tech can score with the best of them, but their ridiculous record with ranked opponents was a bigger headline heading into the showdown that became a classic Saturday night, as they all-of-a-sudden became the No. 1 team in the Big 12 south and have yet to lose a game. Who will finish the race?
We're all used to every other team eventually falling back as Texas and Oklahoma separate themselves during the final stretch. Will such a scenario unfold in 2008, or are we looking at Texas Tech representing the Big 12 at No. 1 for the first time ever? For the record, the biggest test for the Red Raiders is probably ahead of them: they've yet to play Oklahoma or Oklahoma State...if anything we know it'll be an interesting finish!
Another note: when referring to the four Big 12 south teams in the Top 10, the only losses have come only against another Big 12 south team!