2012 was a great season for Big 12 football with the league sending nine teams to various bowls. The bowl results were disappointing but not unexpected. Kansas State couldn't keep up with Oregon's speed in the Fiesta Bowl, and Oklahoma got spanked by Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl.
Still, for a conference that at one point two years ago was given its last rites, the conference has exceeded most football fans' expectations.
We've had some some coaching changes (Texas Tech coach head Tommy Tuberville to Cincinnati and Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury to Texas Tech) and some traditional powerhouses take some tumbles.
So how does 2013 look?
For many teams, it's not looking very good, but for others, it's time for some shock and awe.