2005 Big 12 Football Preview

2005 Big 12 Conference Predictions

It is that time again, time for another look at an individual conference for our 2005 College football preview. The next section we are exploring is the Big 12 Conference. On this page you will see our Big 12 Conference predictions for both the North and South Division. Underneath the rankings you will see a sentence or two about each program. For more information on each University, you can click on the team links for ats records, schedule, and an in-depth look and assessment at the 2005 football team.

With the North division wide open for the taking and the South division containing 4 elite teams, all with national title abilities, the Big 12 should be one of the most entertaining conferences to watch in 2005. Than you have a coupe teams like Nebraska and Kansas State who are looking to rebound and regain the stranglehold they once held over Big 12 foes. This conference is filled with some of the most electrifying players and diverse offenses in the country. We are predicting this is the year Texas finally breaks their streak and beats the Sooners in the Red River shootout. A win here would put them in the drivers seat to the Big 12 Championship game where we are predicting Iowa State would be their opponent. How ever it plays out, it should be some great football. Onto the Big 12 predictions.

South Division

1) Texas - Despite the loss of Johnson, both front 7s will still be dominating. Losing Benson hurts, but with Oklahoma losing a plethora of talent, Texas has a great shot of winning the Red River Shootout, the Big 12 South crown, and even the national title.
Texas Longhorns football schedule and preview

2) Oklahoma - Have the best running backs in the country, but lost a boat load of talent. Are still capable of contending for the national title, and if they beat Texas, undefeated season is anticipated.
2005 Oklahoma Sooners football

3) Texas A&M - Overall we rate the Aggies in the top 3 in offense and defense of all the schools in the Big 12. Schedule is hard and will keep Texas A&M 3rd in the South Division.
Texas A&M Aggies football preview

4) Texas Tech - Have the best wide receivers in the conference. Team will score at will, but defense is still suspect against the more balanced offensive attacks.
Texas Tech 2005 schedule and preview

5) Oklahoma St. - New coaching staff and changes to the offense, means a season of transition for the Cowboys. Oklahoma St. is a team on the rise but we don’t see them being able to crack the top 4 in this stacked Big 12 North.
Oklahoma State football preview

6) Baylor - The Bears are still a ways a way from contending in the Big 12. Morris will have the team playing hard, but improvement on 1 conference win is doubtful.
2005 Baylor Bears Preview


North Division

1) Iowa St. - Gets a nice draw on the schedule, as the Cyclones don’t have to face Oklahoma or Texas from the Big 12 South Division. Probably not as talented as Colorado, but avoiding the 2 studs from the North, and getting to play Colorado at home, we have to put the Cyclones at the top of the North.
Iowa St. Cyclones 2005 preview

2) Colorado - Best special teams in the Big 12 and maybe the country. Need improvement on both sides of the ball from last year to repeat as Big 12 North champs
2005 Colorado Buffaloes schedule

3) Nebraska - The Cornhuskers have an excellent class of recruits who expect to make an immediate impact. Run defense will be great again, but weak secondary will hurt and keep them from winning the North title.
2005 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football

4) Missouri - Took major hits on defense and holes will need to be filled. Schedule is manageable and a visit to a bowl game is in the Tigers reach.
Missouri Tigers football schedule

5) Kansas - The Jayhawks have an easy non conference schedule, and figure to open up 3-0. Defense is solid, one of the Big 12s best, while offense is one of the Big 12s worst.
2005 Jayhawks preview

6) Kansas St. - Last season the Wildcats missed going to a bowl game for the first time in 13 seasons. Just like Kansas they draw 3 of the 4 powerhouses from the Big 12 South. Questions outnumber the positives for this team.
Kansas State Wildcats preview

2005 Big 12 Football

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