The last two weeks we analyzed and ranked the individual position units in the Big 12 heading into the spring, measuring them based on past performance, future potential and quality depth.
Below is a snapshot recap of how each position group of every Big 12 team was ranked:
BAYLOR: The Bears are stout in the trenches and lethal at the offensive skill positions.
QBs: 4th; RBs: 2nd; WRs: 1st; OL: 1st; DL: 1st; LBs: 5th; DBs: 5th; STs: 4th
Average rank: 2.875
TCU: The Horned Frogs have pieces to replace defensively; but the offense should be awesome.
QBs: 1st; RBs: 3rd; WRs: 2nd; OL: 2nd; DL: 2nd; LBs: 9th; DBs: 4th; STs: 1st
Average rank: 3.000
OKLAHOMA STATE: Lots of buzz around quarterback Mason Rudolph, but an experienced defense could be what elevates Oklahoma State into a contender.
QBs: 2nd; RBs: 8th; WRs: 3rd; OL: 4th; DL: 4th; LBs: 2nd; DBs: 2nd; STs: 7th
Average rank: 4.000
OKLAHOMA: It will be interesting to see how new coordinator Lincoln Riley utilizes one of the most talented and deepest position groups in the league, OU's running backs.
QBs: 5th; RBs: 1st; WRs: 4th; OL: 5th; DL: 5th; LBs: 1st; DBs: 7th; STs: 5th
Average rank: 4.125
WEST VIRGINIA: The offense needs some retooling, but the secondary should be formidable.
QBs: 6th; RBs: 4th; WRs: 7th; OL: 9th; DL: 7th; LBs: 4th; DBs: 1st; STs: 3rd
Average rank: 5.125
TEXAS: Finally unlocking an answer at quarterback would boost the rest of the offensive units.
QBs: 7th; RBs: 6th; WRs: 8th; OL: 7th; DL: 3rd; LBs: 3rd; DBs: 6th; STs: 8th
Average rank: 6.000
TEXAS TECH: The Red Raiders have enough firepower offensively; but can the defense come around under David Gibbs?
QBs: 3rd; RBs: 5th; WRs: 5th; OL: 3rd; DL: 8th; LBs: 7th; DBs: 8th; STs: 9th
Average rank: 6.000
KANSAS STATE: The offense is a blank slate, but no one should discount Bill Snyder's capacity to rebuild with unknown parts.
QBs: 10th; RBs: 9th; WRs: 9th; OL: 6th; DL: 6th; LBs: 6th; DBs: 3rd; STs: 2nd
Average rank: 6.375
IOWA STATE: The Cyclones had the worst statistical defense in college football last year for a reason.
QBs: 8th; RBs: 10th; WRs: 6th; OL: 8th; DL: 10th; LBs: 10th; DBs: 9th; STs: 6th
Average rank: 8.375
KANSAS: David Beaty and his staff have their work cut out.
QBs: 9th; RBs: 7th; WRs: 10th; OL: 10th; DL: 9th; LBs: 8th; DBs: 10th; STs: 10th
Average rank: 9.125