Big 12 Midseason Top 10 Players, Coach Rankings, Bowl Projections

Big 12 Midseason Top 10 Players, Coach Rankings, Bowl Projections

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Big 12 Midseason Top 10 Players, Coach Rankings, Bowl Projections

  1. Big 12 Midseason Top 10 Players, Coach Rankings, Bowl Projections

The Big 12’s best players, best coaches, and bowl projections at the midseason.


Big 12 Midseason Top Ten Players

1. QB Baker Mayfield, Sr. Oklahoma

Yeah, yeah, yeah, Oklahoma just lost to Iowa State, but this has been Mayfield’s season so far throwing 15 touchdown passes with no picks averaging over 12 yards per attempt. He’s not running as much, but with a new coach, new backfield, and new receivers, he’s carrying the team at times.

Not based on talent as much as overall performances, the rest of the top performers of the first half of the season have been …

2. QB Kenny Hill, Sr. TCU
3. QB Mason Rudolph, Sr. Oklahoma State
4. S DeShon Elliott, Jr. Texas
5. DE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Sr. Oklahoma
6. WR James Washington, Sr. Oklahoma State
7. LB Joel Lanning, Iowa State
8. QB Will Grier, Jr. West Virginia
9. LB Joe Dineen, Jr. Kansas
10. LB Al-Rasheed Benton, Sr. West Virginia

Big 12 Midseason Predictions For Every Team

Big 12 Midseason Coach Rankings

1. Gary Patterson, TCU

Raise your hand if you thought TCU would be the long Big 12 unbeaten team left at the midseason? Does anyone make readjustments season-to-season better than the longtime TCU head man? Not only did he get the big win over Oklahoma State to set the tone for the Big 12 season, but his team rose up with a blowout win at Arkansas and got by West Virginia in a national spotlight game.

It’s been a strong season so far for Big 12 coaches – go ahead and reconfigure No. 3-through-8 in any way. Based on what they were able to do over the first half of the season considering the talent returning and expectations …

2. Matt Campbell, Iowa State
3. Tom Herman, Texas
4. Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia
5. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State
6. Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech
7. Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma
8. Bill Snyder, Kansas State
9. Matt Rhule, Baylor
10. David Beaty, Kansas

Big 12 Midseason Predictions For Every Team

Big 12 Bowl Ties & Projections

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Bowl Tie-Ins & Affiliations

The Big 12 normally has a direct tie with the Sugar Bowl, but since that’s a College Football Playoff semifinal, there’s no automatic bid. However, at the very least, the Big 12 champion will go to a New Year’s Six bowl, if it’s not in the College Football Playoff.

New Year’s Six: Fiesta Bowl

Oklahoma vs. Penn State

New Year’s Six: Cotton Bowl

TCU vs. Notre Dame

1. Valero Alamo Bowl

Oklahoma State vs. USC

2. Camping World Bowl

West Virginia vs. NC State

3. AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

Texas vs. Texas A&M

4. AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Iowa State vs. Mississippi State

5. Cactus Bowl

Texas Tech vs. Arizona

6. Heart of Dallas Bowl

Nebraska vs. Kansas State 

Bowl Tie-Ins & Affiliations

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