Big 12 Predictions for 2015; 4 Teams With Chance of Championship

by Fred Pahlke | Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Oklahoma State will surprise this year and will win the Big 12 conference football championship in 2015. It will not be a clean sweep and a possible tie with TCU or Baylor is a strong possibility, with Oklahoma a possible title contender and West Virginia coming in a competitive  5th.

OSU has improved enough on defense and should have the offense of the other top dogs in the league.  With home games against the Sooners, Bears and Frogs, taking two of three will put the Pokes in a tie or a clear cut championship.  With Mason Rudolph leading the offensive charge with the best receiving group in the league, it will be OSU’s year.

TCU gets the nod for 2nd because of their offense. But with a road game at OU and OSU, they won’t come out of both with wins.  Getting Baylor at home gives them the nod over the Bears.  Look for OU and Baylor to challenge, but give the Bears third because their game is in Waco.  Either could get a partial share of the title as both are loaded on offense. OU has the best running backs in the country and with Joe Mixon added to the mix, look for Baker Mayfield to have a field day.  Baylor’s new quarterback Seth Russell will be excellent also.  It is hard to tell how much the Sooner pass defense has improved but the BU/OU game will be a great one.  West Virginia will be improved and they too will score.  I am not as high on the Mountaineer defense but if I am wrong it could be a very good year in Morgantown.  The rest of the league will be looking for improvement this season.

Look for TCU’s Tyrone Boykin as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.

 

1.  OSU  11-1  8-1

2.  TCU  10-2  7-2

3.  BU  9-3  6-3

4.  OU  9-3  6-3

5.  WV  7-5  5-4

6.  Kansas State  7-5  4-5

7.  Texas Tech   6-6   4-5

8.  Texas 5-7 4-5

9.  Iowa State 1-11  1-8

10. Kansas 1-11  0-9

Player of the Year:  Mason Rudolph, OSU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 61 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder and expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A graduate of Oklahoma City University. Elementary School Principal in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years. www.fredpahlke.com

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