Few competitions in college basketball are as fiercely contested as the Big 12 and it is once again a hotbed of talent in the 2021/22 NCAA basketball season.
Defending national champions Baylor Bears look to once again be one of the teams to beat, not just within the Big 12 division but across the season as a whole, whilst Iowa State and Texas Tech have both enjoyed unbeaten starts to the season.
Also, sure to be in the mix are both Oklahoma colleges and the well-fancied Kansas Jayhawks and with such quality within the league it promises to be a fascinating season of Big 12 action.
Reaching the knockout rounds will inevitably be the ultimate aim for every side in the division, as they look to keep the National Championship title in Big 12 territory for another season and assert their dominance across college basketball in the United States.
Here is a rundown of some of the most fancied teams to clinch the NCAAB Big 12 Conference title this season:
Kansas Jayhawks @ +140
Despite suffering their first defeat of the season last time out against Dayton, the Jayhawks are seeded 4th nationally and look to have a superb side this season.
Bill Self has certainly created a side capable of going all the way and they will be eager to reach their first March Madness since 2018 and winning the Big 12 would go a long way towards achieving that, reports Offers.Bet.
Texas Longhorns @ +225
Defending Big 12 champions have endured a barren spell nationally and remarkably, it has been almost 20 years since the Texas Longhorns reached the Final Four.
They are seeded 8th for a reason this year and their quality outfit could go back to back in the Big 12 and could well be featuring in New Orleans come next April.
Baylor Bears @ +500
Having won their first ever NCAA men’s basketball title last season, confidence in the Baylor Bears camp is sky high and they are unbeaten in the Big 12 so far this term.
They tend to time their run to perfection and didn’t really feature in the Big 12 too much last season before going on to win the lot and that could be their approach this term.
Texas Tech @ +750
Despite being unseeded nationally, there is a growing belief within the Texas Tech camp and the wider basketball fraternity that they could be very much in the mix this year.
Unbeaten in their opening 5 games this season, Texas Tech look to have a side capable of mixing it with the big boys and they are playing with no pressure in the Big 12.
Oklahoma State @ +1000
It has been the best part of 20 years since Oklahoma State reached the final four, with their last Big 12 divisional win coming back in 2004.
They are a side with a rich NCAAB history however and their recent form under the guidance of Mike Boynton has been good and they are certainly a side to look out for.
Oklahoma Sooners @ +1500
Having reached the final four as recently as 2016, there is still a feeling within the NCAAB fraternity that the Oklahoma Sooners are a side to watch this season.
They haven’t enjoyed the best start to the season under new coach Porter Moser but the Big 12 is an open division this season and they could well be in the mix come next Spring.