Big 12 quarterback power rankings after week 5

When the transfer portal took Caleb Williams, Spencer Rattler, Gerry Bohanon and Casey Thompson out of the Big 12,

an opportunity arose for new quarterbacks to assert themselves as the best in the league.

The transfer portal also brought in several new starters: Dillon Gabriel at Oklahoma,

 Adrian Martinez at Kansas State, and J.T. Daniels at West Virginia.

With more than a month of action in the books, it’s time to update the quarterback power rankings in the Big 12.

1. Spencer Sanders, Oklahoma State Spencer Sanders has shown that his games against Oklahoma and Notre Dame 

at the end of the 2021 season were not fluke performances. He has lived up to his first-team quarterback status from last season and the preseason,

2. Jalon Daniels, Kansas There are many reasons for the improvement Kansas has made in 2022,

but the biggest is the play of quarterback Jalon Daniels. Through five games, Daniels has thrown for 983 yards.

3. Adrian Martinez, Kansas State Adrian Martinez has taken the Big 12 by storm the last couple of weeks with huge days

 against Oklahoma and Texas Tech to put Kansas State right in the thick of the Big 12 title race.

4. Max Duggan, TCU After losing the offseason quarterback battle to Chandler Morris,

Max Duggan came off the bench in relief of Morris, who was injured in the season-opening win over Colorado

5. Dillon Gabriel, QB Sure, he hasn’t been great this season, but Dillon Gabriel has been good. 

He didn’t look good in Oklahoma’s loss to TCU, but that shouldn’t completely erase what he’s done for OU in 2022.

6. Blake Shapen, Baylor Two interceptions, including one that wasn’t his fault, 

against Oklahoma State sunk Blake Shapen and the Baylor Bears’ comeback attempt. He has been good in his first full season as a starter.

7. Hudson Card, Texas Hudson Card, like Max Duggan, didn’t win the starting quarterback job out of fall camp for the Texas Longhorns, 

8. Hunter Dekkers, Iowa State Though he’s thrown six interceptions on the season,

Hunter Dekkers gets a bump for beating long-time rival Iowa on the road.

9. Donovan Smith, Texas Tech Despite leading the conference in interceptions,

Donovan Smith isn’t last on this list because he was instrumental in Texas Tech’s wins over Houston and Texas.

10. J.T. Daniels, West Virginia J.T. Daniels hasn’t had a bad season. That’s just where the Big 12 is at this year. 

When the transfer portal took Caleb Williams, Spencer Rattler, Gerry Bohanon and Casey Thompson out of the Big 12,

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