For the first time in many years, the landscape of Big 12 basketball looks to be a relatively even spread rather than one filled with peaks and valleys.
Unlike in the past, when teams such as Kansas and Oklahoma began the season with realistic title hopes and squads like Texas Tech and Iowa State were doomed to fail, this year’s manifestation offers unprecedented parity.
Baylor, Kansas, Texas A&M and Missouri are all ranked in the top 25, although no team resides in the top 10.
Texas was left off the list after losing five starters, but with the infusion of talent Rick Barnes recruited, they’re just around the river bend from a national ranking.
Other teams like Iowa State and Oklahoma State could be dancing come March if a few breaks fall their way.
Here's a look at the Big 12 teams in order of where they'll finish by season's end.