The Big 12 is undoubtedly one of the most competitive conferences in the entire country. Last season, nine of the 10 teams in the league made a bowl and eight teams got four or more wins in conference.
The competitive nature of the Big 12 is sure to hold true in 2013.
In the only matchup between two Big 12 teams this season, the Oklahoma Sooners squeaked by the West Virginia Mountaineers 16-7. The game was close despite Oklahoma being picked second in the Big 12 preseason poll while West Virginia was ranked eighth.
So with the rest of the Big 12 season coming up, here's a look at the five toughest in-conference schedules within the league.