Last season we began this exercise. Here's how we did last season. Not terrible, but certainly some room for improvement.
We'll move forward again this offseason by making preseason picks for every single game on the Big 12 schedule. By the end of it, you'll see our full projections for each team in the Big 12 in 2013.
TCU 27, Kansas 10: Frogs defensive linemen Devonte Fields and Chucky Hunter terrorize Jake Heaps and the front seven keep James Sims and Tony Pierson at bay. TCU turns in its best defensive performance of the year and makes up for the offense's red zone shortcomings.
Texas Tech 31, Iowa State 21: Iowa State has had some luck in Lubbock lately, but doesn't have enough offense to keep up with the Red Raiders this time around. Jakeem Grant produces some special-teams fireworks and Texas Tech holds home field with a solid performance.
Baylor 38, Kansas State 35: K-State would love some revenge in Manhattan, but Aaron Jones hits a game-winning kick to keep the Bears undefeated. K-State uses the quarterback run game well and produces the worst performance by Baylor's defense this season, but Bryce Petty picks up the slack with a 350-yard day through the air.
Texas 24, Oklahoma 21: Oklahoma's modest start to the season continues with another frustrating loss. Texas gets back to winning in the Cotton Bowl and finally ends a three-game skid against the Sooners. The last time Texas won this game, it played for the national title. Are we headed in the same direction this time?
Current Big 12 standings:
1. Texas -- 6-0 (3-0)
1. TCU -- 6-0 (3-0)
2. Oklahoma State -- 5-0 (2-0)
2. Baylor -- 5-0 (2-0)
5. Texas Tech -- 5-1 (2-1)
6. Oklahoma -- 3-3 (1-2)
7. Iowa State -- 2-3 (0-2)
7. Kansas -- 2-3 (0-2)
9. West Virginia -- 3-2 (0-2)
10. Kansas State -- 3-3 (0-3)