2014 Big 12
|Please note: Our conference reports analyze what the Congrove Computer Rankings preseason forecast predicts. Team power ratings change weekly during the season to reflect the actual results of the games. For projecting results, 3 points are added to the home team.
During the 2013 season, from beginning to end, including bowl games:
Overall, 4 teams gained 10 or more "power points". Florida State led the gainers at 18.24, followed by Auburn at 16.02. (The previous season, Auburn fell the second-most at 14.14 points.)
In the Big 12, Baylor gained the most at 11.49.
Overall, 14 teams gained 5.00 - 9.99 points.
Overall, 40 teams gained less than 5 points.
Overall, 42 teams fell less than 5 points.
Overall, 16 teams fell 5.00-9.99 points.
Overall, 9 teams fell 10 power points or more. Tulsa fell the most at 15.67, followed by Purdue at 14.64.
In the Big 12, Texas fell the most at 6.50.
Overall, the average change of teams in 2013 was a loss of 0.52 points.
In the Big 12, the average change in 2013 was a gain of 0.53 points.
Big 12 Preseason Media Poll (to come)
All Big 12 Preseason Team (to come)
Offseason notes: In a season when multiple teams will change conference affiliations, the Big 12 remains "as is". The most glaring difference will be the asbence of Mack Brown from the sidelines as the head coach of Texas.
Charlie Strong makes the move from Louisville to Texas, armed with a 5-year, $25 million deal to subplant Brown who was forced out on December 14 amid heavy pressure from the administration. He stayed on to coach the Longhorns for one last swan song, but lost 30-7 to Oregon in the Alamo Bowl. Brown was 158-48 at Texas, including a record of 98-33 in Big 12 games. His teams went bowling every year except 2010 and were 10-5 in those bowl games. He also led the Longhorns to the 2005 national championship and a return trip in 2009 that came up short against Alabama. His career coaching record of 244-122-1 trailed only Frank Beamer of Virginia Tech among active coaches.
Brown's departure is the only head coaching change in the conference.