2006 Big 12 Conference Preview
2006 Big 12 Football Predictions
This is a conference in search of quarterbacks. Half of the Big 12 clubs will start the season with new signal callers. The best of them, fireball Vince Young, is gone, which may make the Longhorns take a step or two back.
Of the 12 teams, the most dominant are in the South Division—Texas, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech. But the best team in the conference may be Nebraska, which occupies the North Division, and the North’s Iowa State has shown the most improvement of any of the teams in the Big 12.
Nebraska could contend for the National Championship in 2006 but don’t count out Texas, despite the fact that they’re starting all over at quarterback. They’re a hearty program with a tenacious defense, sound receivers and tough runners.
Eight of the Big 12 teams found bowl berths last season, with the Longhorns winning the Rose Bowl and the National Championship in one of the best games of all time against USC. Look for this conference to be hyper-competitive internally and overall dominant outside of its confines.
One thing is for certain— both Nebraska and Texas cannot have perfect seasons. They play each other on October 21 on the Cornhuskers home turf. Watch those fireworks!
South Division Predictions
3) Texas A&M
4) Texas Tech
5) Oklahoma State
North Division Predictions
4) Kansas State
6) Iowa State
All individual team previews are listed below. You will find info on the team by clicking on the team links including last years conference and overall record, schedule and overview and predictions of the university. For more on the 2006 Big 12 university's view the NCAA's Big Twelve website, or keep reading on the entire Big 12 conference team previews below.