The Big 12 may be the best conference in basketball. All 10 teams have decent wins. Where are the team at this moment?
Locks for the Tournament:
Kansas and Texas Tech- These two teams were placed in the top four seeds by the selection committee during the reveal show on Sunday. Kansas continues to pile up top wins for a resume that overcomes its losses. Texas Tech at 22-4 will be on lines 2-5 depending on results.
Should be in:
Oklahoma: The surprise team in the first 16 seeds revealed. Despite losing seven of last nine games, the Sooners still have six quality wins. Those wins should be enough for them to make the tourney. Seeding is only issue.
West Virginia: The Mountaineers withstood a tough stretch when they were not af full strength. They have six tier 1 wins and look to be in the 3-6 range.
Bubble Teams: There are five conference teams that have a chance to make the tourney. We list them in order of likely tournament appearance.
TCU - RPI 28- 17-8: Only 3 wins vs likely tournament teams. No bad losses
Kansas St- RPI 67- 17-8: 4 wins vs tourney teams--Best win vs Oklahoma
Texas- RPI 55 15-11: 5 wins vs tourney teams- Beat Texas Tech, Oklahoma & TCU
Baylor- RPI 54 15-10: 4 wins vs tourney teams- Beat Kansas, Creighton & swept Texas
Oklahoma St- RPI 91 15-10: 4 wins vs tourney teams- Beat Oklahoma, West Virginia, Florida St & Texas
We believe that 7 teams if not 8 will make the tournament. All of the bubble teams have 3 or more quality wins. There are several teams in our field that have 3 or less. The problem will be that these teams will beat up on each other.
Our guess: Kansas, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kansas St, TCU, Baylor will make the tournament- Texas should be in but may lose too many games overall.