Geno Smith

9. West Virginia

Dana Holgorsen is back in the Big 12 after a season away coaching West Virginia to a BCS bowl win over Clemson as Big East champion. Holgorsen never has been part of a Big 12 champion team, but he's come pretty close in nine combined seasons at Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. He has a team capable of nabbing a Big 12 title this season, headlined by Big 12 preseason player of the year Geno Smith at quarterback and receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey. -- David Ubben, ESPN.com Big 12 blogger