Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: With no wins in nine games against ranked teams, the Big 12 has been far from impressive in nonconference play (registration).
Dave Hickman, Charleston Gazette: Despite a 4-0 start, West Virginia may have a glaring weakness: no pass rush.
Jim Moore, Seattle Post Intelligencer: Washington has gone from rank to almost ranked. But is it deserving?
Bob Lutz, Wichita Eagle: Four nonconference games were meant to provide answers. But the games created more questions for Kansas and Kansas State.
Dave Joseph, Orlando Sentinel: Forget the losses. Florida Atlantic's Howard Schnellenberger has a larger plan.