Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
With Big 12 teams concluding the nonconference portion of their schedules, reporters have a chance to take stock of where the league is heading into conference games. Here's a few links that detail what's happening around the league Wednesday.
The Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton has an extensive look at the Big 12's bests so far, giving Chase Daniel a slight edge over Colt McCoy for the league's MVP. Just curious what my readers think about that?
Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman does a detailed study comparing Texas' 4-0 team this year with last season's team.
Emerging Missouri tailback Derrick Washington always dreamed of playing for Nebraska but ended up with the Tigers when the Cornhuskers didn't offer him a scholarship. All-American WR Jeremy Maclin seriously considered Nebraska as well, but lost interest when former Nebraska coach Bill Callahan wanted him to grayshirt (meaning he could enroll part-time his first year but not go on scholarship until the following year) before his first season.
After struggling to develop into a wide receiver, Kansas State's Lamark Brown has finally found a home at running back.
Despite a 17-0 record against Baylor in series history, Oklahoma players are preparing for their trip to Waco like they have a target on their backs.
A multiplicity of offensive weapons has Missouri offensive coordinator Dave Christensen prepared for almost any game situation.