I don't think we should be all that surprised that there's some parity in any league right now just given how limited teams were with practice time leading up to the season. K-State clearly has Oklahoma's numbers. OU hasn't had their best defensive player on the field this year - St. Louis' Ronnie Perkins - and there's some obvious dropoff at QB from the lineage of Mayfield, Murray and Hurts.
Texas is the more surprising team. I really thought Tom Herman would have UT back at the top or at least neck and neck with OU in the conference. Something is amiss there.
Don't give up on the Fightin' Mullets. Oklahoma State is quietly undefeated.
Outside of Kansas being awful still - I warned all of you who wanted Les Miles at Mizzou - there doesn't seem to be a whole lot that separates the other teams in the league. Texas Tech is still looking for some answers, but West Virginia and K-State have made really good hires the last couple years. Just when you think TCU is slipping they come through last week. I like what Baylor has done the last couple years, but Matt Rhule might prove to be the real miracle worker. Jury still out on Dave Aranda.
I also wouldn't give up on Lincoln Riley. OU won't make the playoffs this year, but unless the NFL grabs him, I think he's a top-five coach in America ... just behind Saban and Dabo.