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Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Big 12 power rankings: Missouri takes top spot

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Big 12 Power Rankings
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1.Won't be satisfied unless they claim school's first conference title in 39 years.
2.Defensive playmakers needed if Sooners have three-peat hopes.
3.Highest expectations on the South Plains since Steve Sloan's tenure there.
4.Mack Brown has got to be loving playing the underdog card -- for once.
5.Jayhawks could be better than last season -- even if their record won't reflect it.
6.QB Zac Robinson might be the Big 12's most underrated player.
7.Conference's best set of backs might be running behind greenest line.
8.Bo Pelini promises to pump passion, energy into underachieving defense.
9.Hopes hinging on quick development by freshman TB Darrell Scott.
10.Juco infusion on defense could determine Ron Prince's job status.
11.Killer early schedule could wreck season before conference play begins.
12.Too many questions to pick them from crawling out of the cellar.