A quick perusal of the Big 12 unit rankings provides ammunition for those who say the league, as a whole, has the best offenses in the nation. There are big-time throwers, runners, receivers and blockers in the Big 12.
The flipside, of course, is that all that offensive firepower taxes Big 12 defenses.
A glance at the unit rankings shows that the defenses in this league have some work to do.
Sure, there are a few solid units on the line, at linebacker and in the secondary. For the most part, though, the defenses lag way behind the offenses in this league.
Here are our Big 12 unit rankings entering the 2008 season: