At first glance, many people would probably describe the Big 12 Conference like this: Kansas, and then everyone else. Such is the way of a league that has had the same champion for the past nine seasons.
But that might not be the case this season, as the Jayhawks might be facing their most arduous conference-wide challenge in a decade. And with four ranked teams and no clubs with a losing record in nonconference play, it's understandable why CBS Sports' Jerry Palm lists the Big 12 as the top-rated conference in Division I.
There have been statement wins logged by teams up and down the standings, which should make for an exciting conference slate that could produce as many as seven NCAA tournament entrants.
To get you prepped for the Big 12 Conference, we've put together everything that's happened and everything you need to know about this power-packed league.