Not a lot out there on Labor Day as everyone recovers from a great weekend. SBNation ranks the candidates based on how they did in Week 1. Big 12 coaches were asked about Houston. The Mountain West seems to be pushing forward with looking at expansion.
POWER RANKING the Big 12 expansion candidates by nothing but their 2016 seasons
The happiness zone
2. BYU, 1-0 (18-16 W vs. Arizona)
Beating Arizona in Arizona shines the POWER RANKINGS résumé, but know what might boost the actual résumé for real? Cougars fans outnumbering Wildcats in the stands, not that it’s a surprise.
1. Houston, 1-0 (33-23 W vs. Oklahoma)
If the Big 12 doesn’t add UH, everyone will call the Big 12 cowards.
Big 12 coaches show healthy respect for Houston
“You can recruit really good players right there in that city and surrounding area,” said Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury, a former UH assistant. “It’s a recruiting hotbed.
“We had some good teams when I was there, and now Tom (Herman) has them in the spotlight.”
Mountain West commissioner says expansion is possible
“I’ve challenged our membership to think about expansion — with or without losing [current] members,” Thompson said. “Do we look east? Do we look at the state of Texas, for example? So that’s probably going to be something we have to confront this year.”