Editor’s note: Every Wednesday, Stewart Mandel writes a Mailbag. To submit questions for the next one, email [email protected] thoroughly exhausted the Big Ten-nightmare storyline from last weekend, it’s time to move on … to picking apart another conference. The Big Ten has been getting crushed and rightfully so, but why does the Big 12 keep skating by with no criticism? Its only “signature wins” this year have been close losses to Florida State and Alabama. Texas got destroyed again by BYU. Texas Tech has the two least impressive wins on the year. Kansas and Iowa State are still Kansas and Iowa State. I don’t understand why the Big 12 is still perceived as one of the top conferences. — Toby Lane, Wichita Falls, Texas — Hayden, Lubbock, TexasWhereas the Big Ten is feeling the flip side right now of having its best teams test themselves out-of-conference, the Big 12 has shielded itself in part by playing so few notable games so far. But that’s about to change. This weekend, Big 12 teams will play seven games against Power 5 opponents. As FOX Sports Southwest’s David Ubben notes, that’s more such games than the conference played all of last season.Mind you,… Read full this story
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