- Texas…This is finally the year the Longhorns overcome their nemesis in Norman, but two tough bookend road games – at Ohio State and Texas A&M – will keep them out of another Rose Bowl.
- Oklahoma… The Sooners are young and restless, and will probably have two losses by midseason, but once they mature they won't lose again. Better get them this year.
- Texas Tech… They don't leave Lubbock until October 8th and get Texas A&M and Oklahoma at home. Look out If another plug-n-play quarterback is found and the defense continues to develop.
- Texas A&M… Reggie McNeal is the best quarterback in the league, but check the schedule. The Aggies have road games at Clemson, Colorado, Kansas State, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma. Ouch.
- Oklahoma State… Mike Gundy inherits a roster capable of a fourth straight bowl bid, provided the quarterback derby between Donovan Woods and Bobby Reid gets ironed out.
- Baylor… It seems like the Grant Teaff era was eons ago now. Another season of playing the bottom-feeder role. Conference USA is looking better and better every year.
ALL-BIG 12 OFFENSE
Quarterback—Reggie McNeal (Texas A&M, Sr.)
Running back—Adrian Peterson (Oklahoma, So.)
Running back—Stevie Hicks (Iowa State, Jr.)
Wide receiver—Jarrett Hicks (Texas Tech, Jr.)
Wide receiver—Travis Wilson (Oklahoma, Sr.)
Tight end—David Thomas (Texas, Sr.)
Tackle—Davin Joseph (Oklahoma, Sr.)
Guard—Corey Hilliard (Oklahoma State, Jr.)
Center—Kurt Mann (Nebraska, Jr.)
Guard—Manuel Ramirez (Texas Tech, Jr.)
Tackle—Jonathan Scott (Texas, Sr.)
ALL-BIG 12 DEFENSE
End—Larry Birdine (Oklahoma, Jr.)
Tackle—Rodrique Wright (Texas, Sr.)
Tackle—Nick Leaders (Iowa State, Sr.)
End—Kenyunta Dawson (Texas Tech, Jr.)
Linebacker—Thaddeus Washington (Colorado, Sr.)
Linebacker—Tim Dobbins (Iowa State, Sr.)
Linebacker—Aaron Harris (Texas, Sr.)
Cornerback—Charles Gordon (Kansas, Sr.)
Safety—Jaxson Appel (Texas A&M, Sr.)
Safety—Jason Simpson (Missouri, Sr.)
Cornerback—Cedric Griffin (Texas, Sr.)
ALL-BIG 12 SPECIALISTS
Punter—Daniel Sepulveda (Baylor, Sr.)
Kicker—Mason Crosby (Colorado, Jr.)
Returner—Willie Andrews (Baylor)
Offensive Player of the Year—Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma
Defensive Player of the Year—Aaron Harris, Texas
Coach of the Year—Dan McCarney, Iowa State
Offensive Newcomer of the Year—Zac Taylor, Nebraska
Defensive Newcomer of the Year—Ryan McBean, Oklahoma State