What I am about to write is so early and so possibly wrong that it should probably be illegal, but I'm gonna do it anyway because we have the Honey Badger and he frankly does not give a shit.
So here it goes a look into the teams that will be contending (and who will be pretending, and not even trying) next season in the Big 12. Keep reading after the jump.
1. Kansas State- I am almost positive that K-State will not be picked to finish first in the Big 12 next year but if you look at K-State from top to bottom they are primarily built through Sophomores and Juniors with the occasional Freshman phenom mixed in, and if the honey badger can develop into an even bigger run pass threat who knows what can happen.
2. Oklahoma- OU may very well be the pick to finish first in the Big 12 next year as Whaley, Jones, Stills, and Reynolds all (have the oppertunity) to return next year, the defense may be down a little though so they move into no. 2 in my poll.
3. Baylor- This pick largely depends on if RG3 and Art Briles stick around next year, but if both do and someone steps up to replace Kendall Wright and Terrance Ganaway the Bears will be a very big problem for anyone wanting to contend in the Big 12.
4. Oklahoma State- Aside from Joseph Randall the Cowboys cuburd seems like it could be pretty bare next year, a lot of it depends on if anyone can step up to replace the Weeden Blackmon connection, but I would bet the cowboys have a down year next year.
5. Texas- Texas has a ton of talent but I think they are still a year away from anything special happening, and they will take a step back if they lose talent to the NFL and Manny Diaz to the coaching carosel.
6. Iowa State- Much like Texas Iowa State has ton of potential but is still a good two years away from doing anything special.
Not even trying
7. Texas Tech- Tech may very well be the worst team with 5 wins in all of the country, towards the end they were as bad as Kansas and a coaching change would be very helpful.
8. Kansas- Even if they get a great coach KU is still bound to at least one more bad year (no talent, no luck).
TCU and West Virginia- When a team changes conferences there is no telling how it will go before hand (except you Colorado, we ALL saw that coming).