Big 12 conference play kicks off this weekend with #8 Missouri at Colorado Saturday afternoon. Also starting their Big 12 play tomorrow is #17 Kansas State @ Oklahoma State and #16 Texas A&M @ Oklahoma. The Big 12 has gotten a little bit of a shake up since the beginning of the year. The heavy pre-season favorite to win, Kansas State, has had several issues on and off the court so far this season. They got picked apart by Duke, missed almost 20 shots in a row in a loss to Florida and then lost to the under maned UNLV team after the Pullen and Kelley suspensions. But the good news for K-State and all the other Big 12 teams that have struggled so far is that a new season is about to start. With the new season about to start, here’s the new standings for the Big 12.
3. Texas A&M
4. Iowa State
6. Oklahoma State
8. Kansas State
12. Texas Tech
Obviously these standings will change frequently until the end of the season, some teams have benefited from a very soft schedule so far. But things a starting to clear up, like Kansas has emerged as the dominating favorite yet again. I would expect Texas and K-State to settle down and move their way back up the standings. By the end of the year this is going to be a very strong conference. I would expect 7 teams in the big dance when it comes down to it (Kansas, Missouri, Texas, K-State, Texas A&M, Baylor and maybe Oklahoma State). Of those teams I would also expect Kansas, K-State and Missouri to a 3 seed or better.
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