Take a quick glance at the Big 12 standings, and everything looks normal with the Baylor women leading the way. Except the Lady Bears are the only ranked team.
TCU, Texas Tech and Texas all made it to the College World Series last season. Oklahoma State also hosted an NCAA super regional after winning its first Big 12 regular season title.
With five teams in the Top 25, the Big 12 has big games pretty much every week. This one will be no different as the 10 teams in college basketball’s deepest conference jockey for position.
Each of the five power conferences has one athletic director on the 13-member committee responsible for choosing the participants for the four-team playoff.
While the Big 12 was the power-five conference left out of the first four-team playoff last month, the league was ranked third-best among all conferences for signing day Wednesday by Scout.com.
Kliff Kingsbury didn’t get a quarterback this year but the two remaining signal-callers will have taller receivers as targets next season.
From California to Florida, Texas signed 10 out-of-state high school players in a 28-player 2015 recruiting class Wednesday that Strong hopes will rebuild a struggling program into a Big 12 and national contender.
That is surely understandable after back-to-back Big 12 titles and now another solid recruiting class for the Bears, including the likely quarterback of the future.
Even when Oklahoma was in the midst of a three-game skid back in December, coach Sherri Coale had a feeling that her team could be special. So far, Coale has been right.
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With a national-best six ranked teams, the Big 12’s conference race is having an every-week impact on the Top 25. “It’s good and it’s tough for everybody,” Kansas coach Bill Self said.
Sooners guard Buddy Hield has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week, after averaging 24 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in games against West Virginia and Oklahoma State.