•1. Oklahoma State:
Not one, but two proven talents in J.W. Walsh and Clint Chelf.
Casey Pachall returns, but playmaking Trevone Boykin served well last season.
David Ash needs to become more consistent.
Blake Bell, “The Belldozer” is well-versed inside the 20. Outside?
•5. Kansas State:
Jake Waters or Daniel Sams? Either way, the Wildcats should be in good shape.
Plenty of buzz about new starter Bryce Petty. Has good offense around him.
•7. Texas Tech:
High hopes for newcomer Michael Brewer, but back injury means missing opener is likely.
•8. Iowa State:
Sam Richardson had eight touchdown passes, one interception in three games as regular.
Jake Heaps made 16 starts at Brigham Young.
•10. West Virginia:
Florida State transfer Clint Trickett could emerge from three candidates.