Big 12 2017 Roundup: Final Rankings, Top Players, Coaches, Games

Big 12 2017 Roundup: Final Rankings, Top Players, Coaches, Games

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Big 12 2017 Roundup: Final Rankings, Top Players, Coaches, Games


The final look at the 2017 Big 12 season, with the final rankings by opinions and top seasons, top players, coaches and games. 


Big 12 Roundup: Final Rankings, Top Players, Coaches, Games

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Big 12 Final Analysis

It was a strong year for the Big 12 with a team in the College Football Playoff, a Heisman winner, and as always in the conference, a whole slew of amazingly fun games.

It was Oklahoma’s year, and Baker Mayfield was the best player in college football, but the Big 12 was more than just the Sooners. Iowa State turned into a shocking star, Oklahoma State was terrific, TCU was in the College Football Playoff hunt until late, and Texas Tech showed enough of a resurgence to think the Kliff Kingsbury era might eventually be okay.

Kansas, though, was the worst Power 5 team, and Baylor was – shockingly – not all that far behind. Matt Rhule had an awful first year with the Bears, but the coaching stability across the conference is the best in the country with no turnover.

Going forward, Texas took a first step back under Tom Herman, Baylor and Kansas can’t be any worse, and with all the head coaches back for 2018, it should be another terrific season.

Big 12 Final Rankings (by opinion)

1. Oklahoma
2. TCU
3. Oklahoma State
4. Texas
5. West Virginia
6. Kansas State
7. Iowa State
8. Texas Tech
9. Baylor
10. Kansas

Big 12 Final Rankings (by season & merit)

1. Oklahoma
2. TCU
3. Oklahoma State
4. Iowa State
5. Kansas State
6. Texas
7. West Virginia
8. Texas Tech
9. Baylor
10. Kansas

Big 12 Coaching Rankings

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

Big 12 Top Ten Players

1. QB Baker Mayfield, Sr. Oklahoma
2. QB Mason Rudolph, Sr. Oklahoma State
3. WR James Washington, Sr. Oklahoma State
4. OT Orlando Brown, Jr. Oklahoma
5. S DeShon Elliott, Jr. Texas
6. LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Sr. Oklahoma
7. WR David Sills V, Jr. West Virginia
8. LB Joe Dineen, Jr. Kansas
9. TE Mark Andrews, Jr. Oklahoma
10. RB Justice Hill, Soph. Oklahoma State
CFN 2017 All-Big 12 Team & Top 30 Players

Big 12 Ten Best Games

1. Georgia 54, Oklahoma 48, (Rose Bowl), Jan. 1
2. Oklahoma 62, Oklahoma State 52, Nov. 4
3. TCU 39, Stanford 37, (Alamo Bowl), Dec. 28
4. Maryland 51, Texas 41, Sept. 2
5. Iowa 44, Iowa State 41 OT, Nov. 9
6. Iowa State 38, Oklahoma 31, Oct. 7
7. Oklahoma 29, Texas 24, Oct. 14
8. USC 27, Texas 24, Sept. 16
9. Kansas State 45, Oklahoma State 40, Nov. 18
10. Oklahoma State 49, Iowa State 42, Nov. 11

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