For too long the Big 12 has belonged to the Kansas Jayhawks, but the Baylor Bears will win the conference in the 2012-13 college basketball season. Despite being ranked No. 4 in the country according to ESPN, Kansas will not win the Big 12, as No. 11 Baylor will take the crown.
The Jayhawks' run of eight straight regular-season conference championships is going to end this season as Baylor will capture its first regular season title since 1950 and the first conference tournament championship in school history.
There is much adversity for Baylor to overcome this season. The entire starting frontcourt has departed for the NBA, and NCAA penalties for impermissible text messages and calls include having coach Scott Drew miss two Big 12 games.
However, despite all of the challenges the team will face, the Bears will come out on top of the conference and land the first No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament in school history as well.
All in all, it will be arguably the greatest season in school history for the Baylor Bears this year, and here's why.