The college football season officially ended on Monday night. The Big 12’s ended a couple of weeks ago. Now that we’ve had time to really digest the season, it’s time to look back and decide who really was the best and worst team in the league.
We polled the CRFF staff to get everyone’s opinion and awarded points based on ranking (ie: 1st place vote equals 10 points, 2nd place vote equals 9 points, etc...).
Without further adieu...
#1 Oklahoma Sooners (70 points)
Cade Webb - “Can't argue with what they were able to do. Going undefeated throughout Big 12 play means they are the undisputed number one team... for now, at least.”
#2 Oklahoma State Cowboys (63 points)
Sumer Wensman - “Should've beaten Baylor, but Texas beat Baylor and we beat Texas. So we beat Baylor. We can spend all day talking about how Bedlam should've gone, but I'll take a commanding bowl win in the meantime. I'm pretty proud of our season. I can't wait to see what 2017 will bring.”
#3 West Virginia Mountaineers (53 points)
Tyler Wiederhoeft - “They ended up with the same record as Oklahoma State, but when they came and got trounced in Stillwater they showed they were definitely not the best team in the league.”
#4 Kansas State Wildcats (52 points)
Phillip Slavin - “They ended the season as one of the hottest Big 12 teams and with all they return next year (including Bill Snyder) they should be dangerous in 2017.”
#5 - Texas Christian Horned Frogs (40 points)
Will Hendrickson - “A very difficult team to figure out in 2016. Scored 46 against OU, hung 62 on Baylor and dominated Texas; but scored a combined 22 points against OSU, K State and WVU. A tough loss to Georgia to end the season lands TCU at number 5.”
#6 Baylor Bears (34 points)
Joel Penfield - “The Bears had an massive collapse after a 6-0 start. The regression towards the mean was not surprising, but going from an elite team to a dumpster fire as quickly as they did was surprising.”
#7 Texas Tech Red Raiders (28 points)
Brodie Smith - “The usual Tech product – otherworldly offensive stats and a porous defense that couldn't stop much in the conference – rolled out in 2016.”
#8 Texas Longhorns (23 points)
Cade - “No, Texas is not back, folks. Tom Herman will get Texas back on track, but for this season, it doesn't matter. They went 5-7 and looked like they've looked for the last half-decade.”
#9 Iowa State Cyclones (16 points)
Will - “One more Big 12 win than KU is difficult to swallow for Cyclone fans, but at least they blew out Texas Tech? The Cyclones continue to hover at the bottom of the Big 12 barrel.”
#10 Kansas Jayhawks (8 points)
Joel - “Well, they've been here for years now, and probably will be for a while longer, but David Beaty has this team going in the right direction. I mean, they won a conference game this year.”