Campus Corner

Blair Kerkhoff ranks the Big 12 and SEC football teams

BIG 12

Team

Last weekend

This week

1. Oklahoma State

beat Iowa State 35-31

Baylor

Defense made big plays at the end in Ames

2. Oklahoma

beat Baylor 44-34

TCU

Welcome to the Heisman race, Baker Mayfield

3. Baylor

lost to Oklahoma 44-34

at Oklahoma State

Effort was there against Sooners, but not running game

4. TCU

beat Kansas 23-17

at Oklahoma

Trevone Boykin’s bum ankle is the latest in TCU’s injury-filled season

5. West Virginia

beat Texas 38-20

at Kansas

Making case for being best of Big 12’s second tier

6. Texas Tech

beat Kansas State 59-44

open

A week off after playing 11 straight. Red Raiders ended 4-game skid against K-State

7. Iowa State

lost to Oklahoma State 35-31

at Kansas State

Just missed the upset victory over Cowboys and lost bowl eligiblity

8. Texas

lost to West Virginia 38-20

open

Longhorns never gave themselves a chance with five turnovers against Mountaineers

9. Kansas State

lost to Texas Tech 59-44

Iowa State

Six conference losses for the first time since 2008

10. Kansas

lost to TCU 23-17

West Virginia

Jayhawks always seem to play Horned Frogs close

SEC

Team

Last weekend

This week

1. Alabama

beat Mississippi State 31-6

Charleston Southern

How did the Crimson Tide lose to Mississippi?

2. Florida

beat South Carolina 24-14

Florida Atlantic

Gators aren’t winning pretty, but they’re winning

3. Arkansas

beat LSU 31-14

Mississippi State

Nobody wants to play the Razorbacks, who kept Fournette and ’Bama’s Henry under 100

4. LSU

lost to Arkansas 31-14

Alabama

Tigers slipping in polls and Leonard Fournette in Heisman race

5. Mississippi

open

LSU

Tough finish to the season with games against LSU and at Mississippi State

6. Mississippi State

lost to Alabama 31-6

at Arkansas

Dak Prescott sacked nine times against Alabama, twice on first series

7. Tennessee

beat North Texas 24-0

at Missouri

Visits Missouri for Gary Pinkel’s final home game

8. Georgia

beat Auburn 20-13

Georgia Southern

Won’t finish worse than second in the East. Does that take heat off Richt?

9. Auburn

lost to Georgia 20-13

Idaho

Tigers should get their bowl-qualifying victory this weekend

10. Texas A&M

beat Western Carolina

at Vanderbilt

Kyle Allen played better than Kyler Murray, so quarterback issues remain

11. Missouri

beat Brigham Young 20-16

Tennessee

Emotional victory after Gary Pinkel retirement announced capped emotional week on campus

12. Vanderbilt

beat Kentucky 21-7

Texas A&M

Beat Kentucky and found a quarterback in freshman Kyle Shurmur

13. Kentucky

lost to Vanderbilt 21-7

Charlotte

The slide continue for Wildcats, a familiar story

14. South Carolina

lost to Florida 24-14

The Citadel

No bowl game for Gamecocks. Who is the next coach?

HEISMAN BALLOT

1. Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama

2. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

3. Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PROJECTION

Orange Bowl: No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Notre Dame

Cotton Bowl: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Alabama

Blair Kerkhoff, bkerkhoff@kcstar.com

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