Danny Kanell Ranks His Top 5 College Football Teams After Week 3

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Meanwhile, Oklahoma is 1-2 after getting drubbed by Houston and Ohio State by a combined score of 78-47.

Most of the national media has written off the league as a result of its disappointing 15-11 record vs. non-conference opponents.

Big 12 football rankings entering Week 4 of the 2016 season.

"It's too early", West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen cautioned. Darkhorse pick Iowa lost to an FCS team, all but ruling them out. Alarmingly, Baker Mayfield has regressed at quarterback.

Texas was nearly given a miracle lifeline in their loss to Cal this weekend, as Cal RB Vic Enwere dropped the ball at the 1-yard line while celebrating what should have been a touchdown.

Notre Dame still has ... well, what do the Irish have left?

TCU, second in the Big 12 preseason poll, lost at home to Arkansas, picked fifth in the SEC West preseason poll, and barely survived the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State (not to be confused with North Dakota State).

It's the question that a lot of reporters were asking the players after the upset home loss to Michigan State late Saturday night. Joe Mixon got away with dropping the ball before crossing the goalline otherwise Oklahoma did not look like a playoff hopeful.

Already with a loss to FSU, No. 19 Ole Miss looks to notch its third consecutive win over No. 1 Alabama roughly two years after Katy Perry made her presence felt on The Grove.

How good is the Big 12?

The league's.577 winning percentage ranks last among the Power Five.

After a big loss on another controversial game ending play the Longhorns have the week off.

The Horned Frogs jumped out to a 24-7 halftime lead and rolled to the first Big 12 win of the year. This week brings us a lot of teams with byes and a good mix of conference/non-conference games. "I think if Patrick just continues to improve and does what he's been doing against the competition (that) continues to get stiffer as we move into conference, all that stuff will take care of itself". Obviously, we have to do better. There are plenty more surprises and plot twists to come and we're already dazed and amazed by what's already happened.

The goal is to make the Irish a better team in October than it is now, and to make it better in November than it was in October. "We have to come with it because we know they're going to come ready to play". Which matchups do you find the most compelling?

Baylor's plan every year is to run through the Big 12 undefeated.

Patterson said all losses shouldn't be judged equally.

What we learned: Notre Dame will again be on the outside looking in this year of the playoff after suffering their second loss of the season Saturday against Michigan State. "We've got to play cleaner football in all areas, special teams, offensively, taking care of the football, and defensively fit plays properly", Kelly said.

"With the playoff, you have to win every one, or especially the big ones early on", said Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, who, by his own admission, hasn't been able to replicate the touch or decision-making he displayed as a Heisman contender past year.

In all, here are the Big 12's records against opposing conferences this season. And TCU, for at least one more week, is leading that chase. It's not unusual for teams far off the pace in the September polls to finish in the top four. After dispatching Northwestern State, SMU and Rice, the Bears welcome Oklahoma State.

After a season-opening win - the program's first victory since 2014 - it has been nothing but struggles for the Jayhawks. We've got to go back to practicing and be cleaner with the fundamentals.

After jumping 7 spots Texas A&M has proven themselves to me that they are one of the teams to watch this season and they have a great team that could be in the discussion for a National Championship run.