1. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State - Gundy gets the top spot because he has OSU playing very good in what many thought was a rebuilding year. OSU lost a lot of talent last year but has come back to be 6-0 and looking good in the process. Easy schedule has helped to date but they are winning most games in convincing fashion. I expect them to end up with 3 losses but not bad for a rebuilding year. 2. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma - Stoops gets the nod because he is 6-0 and has his team on track after a tough year in 2009. Beating Texas was huge for them and they have a chance to run the table. Struggled against Air Force at home is cause for concern. I want to watch the Missouri OU game - it will tell a lot about these teams. 3. Bill Snyder - Kansas State - this is hard for me because I do not like Bill Snyder but the Wildcats are 5-1 and ranked in the BCS standings. We will see how they do against Baylor on the road this week. Snyder has coached them to play tough and smart. I expect them to struggle a little down the stretch but they will make a Bowl game. This may be a tough one for CU. 4. Gary Pinkel - Missouri is 6-0 so you have to give credit where credit is due. Both their Offense and Defense are playing well. They play OU and Nebraska back to back in the next 2 weeks so we will see how good they really are but probably a top 25 team. 5. Bo Pelini - Nebraska is 5-1 but failed their first tough test with Texas at home. The Huskers are once again relevant in football which makes their fans happy. Nebraska is playing hard nose football which is something they lost under Callahan. Okie State and Missouri are the biggest challenges left on their schedule. They and Mizzou are the odds on favorite to win the North. 6. Art Briles - Baylor. As we saw Baylor is not a bad football team especially on offense. I watched the Baylor players on the sidelines and they certainly looked like they were playing with emotion and intensity. Winning at Baylor recently has not been easy and it looks like they have a good shot at going to a bowl game for the first time since joining the Big 12. Schedule gets tougher as they get into the meat of the B12 south schedule. 7. Mack Brown - Texas. I almost dropped him lower because of the bad lost to UCLA at home although he seems to have the shipped righted with the win at Nebraska. With the talent that Texas has they should not struggle on offense as much as they have this season. I would of like to see NU beat them just to get the horns grumbling. With their talent 9 wins should be a shoo-in without much coaching... 8. Mike Sherman - Texas A&M, (remember we are only ranking 10). I put him here because all 3 of their loses have come at the hands of ranked teams. I do not expect Sherman to survive after this season, it always seemed like a strange hire. 9. Paul Rhoades - Iowa State, did not know rather to put him at 9 or 10 but looking at their loses - all four have been to ranked teams (or in the case of KSU ranked in the BCS). So their schedule has been tough and Rhodes is only in his second year but time is running out to get the program moving in the right direction. Bad on both offense and defense. 10. Dan Hawkins - Colorado. Got to put him somewhere. Also expect him to be let go after the season. Bad road record, 3 losses to unranked teams is not good. Do not have to go on everyone knows the issues. Turn Gill - Kansas. No only is Gill in his first year but the cupboard was bare. Team is not playing well but there is not much talent either. Gill will have to improve KUs fortunes on the recruiting front. Tommy Tuberville. The contrast between Leach and Tuberville is so dramatic that a rough transition should be expected. Tuberville has shown that he is a good coach in the past so it will be interesting to see how his tenure proceeds at TT. The Lost to Iowa State was bad.