I'm going to go through all the power conferences in the next couple weeks and come up with predictions for final standings and records for all teams.
Big 12 - 2017 projected final standings
*Despite identical records, I have Oklahoma State finishing second ahead of Kansas State via a head-to-head win.
Therefore, I'm picking a Bedlam rematch in the conference title game.
*KSU has a really nice schedule, drawing what might be considered 50-50 games with West Virginia, Baylor, TCU and Iowa State in Manhattan. I see four wins there for the Wildcats – I'd cap them at 2-2 if all four were away from home.
Unfortunately for KSU, they don't get OSU at home.
*Matt Rhule, meet reality. Attrition drained that roster. On top of that, Rhule is overhauling the offense to install a more conventional, physical attack.
Rhule is a great coach, but this feels like an obvious bridge years.
*Speaking of bridge years, this might be the season that sends Kliff Kingsbury packing. It sounds as though he still enjoys relatively strong support from Texas Tech's administration, but I don't know if he can survive another bowl-less campaign.
*South Point has now released win totals for every FBS team, pegging Kansas at 2.5 with the under at -130. Not sure what the over is paying, but I really like the Jayhawks to top that.