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Oklahoma and Texas are perennial Big 12 powers. Kansas State and Oklahoma State? They've won the past two conference titles. And let's not forget about Baylor and TCU. How will they stack up in 2013? Click on the boxes below to set your ranking!

2013 Big 12 football teams

Baylor

Baylor

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Big 12: 4-5

Iowa State

Iowa State

2012 overall: 6-7
2012 Big 12: 3-6

Kansas

Kansas

2012 overall: 1-11
2012 Big 12: 0-9

Kansas State

Kansas State

2012 overall: 11-2
2012 Big 12: 8-1

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

2012 overall: 10-3
2012 Big 12: 8-1

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Big 12: 5-4

TCU

TCU

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 Big 12: 4-5

Texas

Texas

2012 overall: 9-4
2012 Big 12: 5-4

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Big 12: 4-5

West Virginia

West Virginia

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 Big 12: 4-5

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Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops made some critical comments recently about the SEC and the idea that the conference is significantly better than the rest of college football, and in particular Stoops' home, the Big 12. "You can look at the top two, three, four, five, six teams, and you can look at the bottom six, seven, eight, whatever they are. How well are they all doing?" Stoops asked. "What'd we [the Big 12] have, eight of 10 teams in bowl games this year?" So we'll ask you, SportsNation. How do the SEC and Big 12 stack up heading into the 2013 season? Click the logos to set your ballot.

Playbook's DJ Gallo looks at some key criteria in the Big 12 vs. SEC debate

SEC vs. Big 12 teams

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Seth Doege and Texas Tech threw a big wrench into West Virginia's BCS plans with a convincing win over the No. 5 Mountaineers. While the Red Raiders' defense was harassing Heisman favorite Geno Smith, Doege was shredding the Mountaineers' defense. Was this the upset of the season? And what does this mean for Smith, who was unstoppable until Saturday? Vote below!


What's the story?

There was more to Texas Tech's 49-14 win over West Virginia than an unranked team handing No. 5 a humbling defeat.

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Kryptonite discovered in Lubbock?

The Red Raiders' Seth Doege threw more touchdowns (6) than Geno Smith averaged yards per completion (5.4) as Texas Tech's defensive scheme stymied Smith and WVU.

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Is Geno Smith still the Heisman favorite after being held to 1 TD pass in WVU's 49-14 loss at Texas Tech?

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Big 12

Oklahoma State ended the 2011 season as the No. 3-ranked team in the nation, the only Big 12 team to finish inside the top 10 of the final polls. Will the Cowboys repeat their success of last season? How will newcomers TCU and West Virginia do? Click on the team logos to set your rankings!

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2012 Big 12 football teams

Baylor

Baylor

2011 overall: 10-3
2011 Big 12: 6-3

Iowa State

Iowa State

2011 overall: 6-7
2011 Big 12: 3-6

Kansas

Kansas

2011 overall: 2-10
2011 Big 12: 0-9

Kansas State

Kansas State

2011 overall: 10-3
2011 Big 12: 7-2

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

2011 overall: 10-3
2011 Big 12: 6-3

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

2011 overall: 12-1
2011 Big 12: 8-1

TCU

TCU

2011 overall: 11-2
2011 MWC: 7-0

Texas

Texas

2011 overall: 8-5
2011 Big 12: 4-5

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

2011 overall: 5-7
2011 Big 12: 2-7

West Virginia

West Virginia

2011 overall: 10-3
2011 Big East: 5-2

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Game 1: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 9 Iowa at No. 24 Arizona

Steve (Sioux City, IA)

Adam, I know everyone thinks it's going to be tough for Iowa to head out West but I have a hard time thinking that a team with this many seniors and this much leadership would be rattled by playing at Arizona. Thoughts?

Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg
Adam Rittenberg

Steve, I think Iowa's experience certainly should help in handling the elements, but history certainly doesn't favor the Hawkeyes in these matchups. Iowa isn't the type of team to lose its poise, and the Hawkeyes have won in some pretty tough places (State College, Madison, East Lansing, etc.) Still, you have to anticipate some adversity against Arizona. How will the 2010 Hawkeyes respond? We'll find out soon. Full transcript

Game 2: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 10 Florida at Tennessee

Stefan (The Swamp)

Are you buying or selling the Gators as a top ten team? Mind you the Gators still have a dynamic defense and they will open up the pass offense over the next two weeks...

Mark Schlabach
Mark Schlabach

I'm selling right now, but I think they'll be a top 10 team by season's end. Have to get better on offense. Very good on defense, especially in the secondary. Don't see a lot of weapons on offense other than Demps, though. Full transcript

Game 3: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 8 Nebraska at Washington

Ryan (Lincoln)

What's your favorite nickname for Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez? T-Mart, T-Magic, T-Mobile, or another one? This is really important to Husker Nation.

Ivan Maisel
Ivan Maisel

It would be like me voting for the mayor of Lincoln. I am not registered there. I have no say in the matter. Given the way he runs, how about "Taylor Swift?" Yeah, maybe not. Full transcript

Game 4: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 6 Texas at Texas Tech

Nick (Denver)

Dave- what are the chances that Texas Tech beats Texas?

Big 12 blogger David Ubben
David Ubben

Good, but if it's close, I'm taking Texas. Tech has to jump on them early, 14-0 or something, and force Gilbert to throw the ball more than the Longhorns gameplanned for. The Red Raiders secondary is young, but they've got a lot of talent and a great pass rush up front. If Texas can keep the offense on cruise control, their secondary will make big plays down the stretch against Potts to leave Lubbock with the win. Full transcript

Game 5: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 12 Arkansas at Georgia

Brian (Arkansas)

How do you think Arkansas will do this weekend against a Georgia team that's desperate?

Mel Kiper
Mel Kiper

Georgia is between the hedges. They'll be in a very firey mood, after that game against Vanderbilt. The key play in the game was the fumble with SC down 14-6. That fumble prevented Georgia from getting back into that football game. Arkansas had two cupcakes right out of the box. Now they get their first test. Georgia is much more battle tested. Not having Green on Georgia is a huge problem. Aaron Murray for Georgia was only 4-8 for 32 yards in the first half. In the third quarter alone, he was 7-8 for 101 yards, just before the fumble. Murray needs AJ Green. That's an unfortunate situation with Green at Georgia. Full transcript

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