Big 12 Power Hate: Rating the Conference's Teams By How They Are Hated

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Big 12 Power Hate: Rating the Conference's Teams By How They Are Hated
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The holiday season is a time of peace and joy, where we all can stop and reflect upon the year coming to an end, revel in the blessings that have been bestowed on us, and share the time with families and loved ones. Peace on Earth, goodwill to men.

So, what better time to analyze, in great detail, just how much each team in the Big XII conference are hated? Seems just as natural as carols in the snow, cookies by the fireplace, and fruitcake in your stocking.

OK, there's nothing natural about fruitcake. Fair point.

To provide some level of objectivity to the levels of hate each team in the conference receives (enjoys?), I tried to break them down into categories. I looked to see which teams had other teams consider them rivals (meaning that other teams really wanted to beat them), as well as arch-rivals (meaning that teams wanted to beat them more than anything else). I also looked at the general animosity the teams evoked around the conference.

So take a big gulp of Hater-ade, and join me on our holiday quest to find the most hated team in the Big XII!

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