Big 12 Power Rankings: Offense

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TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin waves to fans as he enters the tunnel to the Horned Frogs' locker room following the No. 7-ranked Wildcats' 41-20 loss to the No. 6-ranked Texas Christian University Horned Frogs on Nov. 8, 2014 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. (File Photo by Parker Robb | The Collegian)

1. Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU (1)

Boykin was an easy choice to retain his spot as the top dog. Boykin showcased his dominance at the quarterback position in the 55-52 victory over Texas Tech when he posted 527 total passing and rushing yards and four passing touchdowns. He completed 34 of his 54 passes with no interceptions. Boykin is living up to the massive expectations that were set for him before the season started.

2. Josh Doctson, WR, TCU (2)

You know, I really hate putting two players who are on the same team at the top two spots for consecutive weeks, but I just cannot help it after Doctson’s performance against Texas Tech on Saturday. He caught 18 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns in the Horned Frogs’ victory over the Red Raiders.

3. Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor (5)

Coleman recorded three touchdowns on six catches for 100 receiving yards on the day in the Bears’ 70-17 blowout victory over Rice. Coleman looks unstoppable as he blows by opposing teams with his blinding speed week after week.

4. Spencer Drango, LT, Baylor (4)

Despite only being ranked as the fourth best offensive player on my list, I still regard Drango as the best offensive lineman in the Big 12. This past weekend against Rice, he allowed Bears’ quarterback Seth Russell enough time and space to throw for six touchdowns.

5. Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma (3)

The bye week obviously really hurt Mayfield this week as we see him drop two spots in this week’s rankings. Look for big plays from him Saturday against No. 23 West Virginia.

6. Seth Russell, QB, Baylor (unranked)

Russell’s six touchdown passes against Rice are difficult to ignore. Completing 12 of 16 passes for 277 yards is impressive, to say the least.

7. Cody Whitehair, tackle, Kansas State (6)

The leader of the Wildcats’ offense had a breather this weekend but looks to pull off an upset as he and his men travel to Stillwater, Oklahoma to take on Oklahoma State. Whitehair is the make or break for this offense nowadays.

8. Skyler Howard, QB, West Virginia (unranked)

Howard, making his first appearance on my rankings, showed out this weekend against the Maryland Terrapins. In a 45-6 bashing, he threw 33 passes, completing 21. Throwing only one pick, he managed four touchdown passes and 294 passing yards. I’m eager to see what he can do as the Mountaineers travel to Norman, Oklahoma this weekend.

9. Shock Linwood, RB, Baylor (9)

Shock Linwood provided a solid performance for Baylor this weekend. He ran for 158 yards on 16 carries for one touchdown. Expect more of the same this Saturday as his Bears take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

10. Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma (10)

Shepard had a little break this weekend, but expect nothing but big plays out of him this Saturday against West Virginia. If OU expects to win, they’ll need Shepard to show out like he has so often this season.

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