TCU and Baylor battled it out in the Big 12 last season and those 2 teams have the lowest betting odds to win the conference this season as listed at
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Trevone Boykin is back at QB to lead a TCU team that ranked 7th in the nation in passing yards per game and 36th in rushing yards per game. RB Aaron Green is also back and the offense should be solid and the defense, which ranked 8th last season, will be as well even though they lost some key players on that side of the ball. The Horned Frogs do have some big road games in conference play, but the biggest game may be when they face Baylor in the season finale.
Baylor ranked 1st in the nation last season in points per game and while Bryce Petty is now in the NFL junior Seth Russell has experience, inherits a great WR corps, and deep backfield. The Baylor D returns 9 starters and they may be better this season on that side of the ball after ranking 49th last season. At the end of the season they face Kansas State and TCU on the road.
OU finished unranked at the end of last season, but they may be a good pick this season with their offense. Texas Tech transfer Baker Mayfield should be the starter this season and the backfield is loaded with Samaje Perine, Joe Mixon, and Alex Ross, and a solid WR corps even though the offensive line lost 4 starters. Defesne will be the key for the Sooners and in 2 of their last 3 games they face TCU and Baylor.
OSU had a down season last year, but things are looking up for them this season with so many returning starters and QB Mason Rudolph. The defense only ranked 94th last season, but they should be much better this season, especially up front led by DE Emmanuel Ogbah, who had 11 sacks last season. The schedule favors the Cowboys have to face Oklahoma, TCU, and Baylor all at home.
This is the 2nd season with Charlie Strong as the head coach and can the Longhorns get back to national prominence? They have talent, but Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard will battle it out for the QB position, but there is a lack of a solid #1 WR. The defense should have a good defense even without the departed Malcom Brown, but their 2 biggest games may be against Baylor and TCU and both are on the road.
Kansas State may have to rely on their defense to win, as they have a new starting QB and their rushing offense only ranked 104th in the nation last season. Their first half of the conference schedule is killer having to face OSU, TCU, and Oklahoma in their first 3 Big 12 games.
One of the main reasons WVU won 7 games last season is that Clint Trickett led a passing attack that ranked 9th in the nation. However, he is gone, the Mountaineers have issues on defense, and they face Baylor, TCU, and Oklahoma on the road.
The offense is always good for the Red Raiders, but they ranked 126th in the nation on defense last season. They have a new defensive coordinator and talent on that side of the ball, but it would be a shock if Tech won the Big 12.
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Oklahoma State +500
Kansas State +1000
West Virginia +1300
Texas Tech +1500
Iowa State +2000