The Big 12 emerged as arguably the best college basketball conference for the 2013-14 season and is this week's major conference in our summer series of predicted standings.
Last week, we ranked the ACC from top to bottom, and now we're listing out the Big 12 from No. 1 through No. 10 to determine which team(s) might actually have a shot at putting an end to Kansas' decade-long reign on the throne.
In ranking the teams, we looked at outgoing seniors, incoming freshmen, D-I transfers, JUCO transfers, redshirts and projected starting fives. For better or worse, no stone was left unturned.
While Texas is the sexy pick to contend for first place, the other three schools from the Lone Star State figure to be in the bottom half of the standings.
Could the team to finally bypass the Jayhawks actually be their in-state rivals? What about Iowa State? And where does Oklahoma fall in that hierarchy?
It should be another fun season in the Big 12 with at least 50 percent of the conference represented in the NCAA tournament once again.
We look forward to your civilized disagreements about the order in which these teams will finish.