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Texas Basketball Has Little Competition In Big 12 Standings

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It looks like the Texas Longhorns will be taking the Big 12 regular season title and quite possible the top ranking in the AP and/or ESPN/USA Today Coaches' polls. Texas is 11-0 in the Big 12 after topping Oklahoma State 73-55 on Wednesday night. 

Here's a quick roundup on the Big 12 standings but it's going to be all Texas in the last few weeks of the conference.

Texas is up two games on Kansas Jayhawks, who are 9-2, as well as a head-to-head victory against KU basketball. Texas shouldn't have a problem with the rest of their Big 12 schedule: at Nebraska, Iowa State, at Colorado, Kansas State and at Baylor. I can see them dropping a game against Kansas State or possibly at Baylor -- but not both. Texas has this all but wrapped up. Kansas has two losses this year and both in the Big 12 to Texas and Kansas State. 

Texas A&M is in third place in the Big 12 standings and they're four games behind the leader, Texas. They're 7-4 in the Big 12, and ranked No. 21 in the country -- directly behind the Missouri Tigers. Speaking of Mizzou, they're tied with Baylor for fourth in the Big 12 with a 6-5 record. Missouri's the better team on the year (20-6 record vs. 17-8 record) with a perfect 16-0 home record. The problem for Mizzou is that they can't play all their games at home.

Kansas State is lumped together with Nebraska and Colorado, who are all 5-6 in the Big 12. Kansas State of course had the huge win against Kansas. Unfortunately, that only counts as one win in the standings.

Pulling up the rear are Oklahoma State and Oklahoma at 4-7, Texas Tech at 3-8 and Iowa State holding up the rear at 1-10.

The Big 12 tournament will take place March 9-12.  

For more on the Big 12 and Texas' domination, check out Burnt Orange Nation. Kansas fans head to Rock Chalk Talk, Mizzou fans hit up Rock M Nation and K-Staters go to Bring On The Cats

Here's a full look at the conference standings:

Team Record Pct Home Away Neutral Streak Record Pct Home Away Neutral Streak
Texas 11-0 1.000 6-0 5-0 0-0 W11 23-3 .885 15-1 6-1 2-1 W11
Kansas 9-2 .818 4-1 5-1 0-0 L1 24-2 .923 14-1 7-1 3-0 L1
Texas A&M 7-4 .636 4-2 3-2 0-0 W3 20-5 .800 13-2 4-2 3-1 W3
Missouri 6-5 .545 6-0 0-5 0-0 W2 20-6 .769 16-0 1-5 3-1 W2
Baylor 6-5 .545 4-1 2-4 0-0 L1 17-8 .680 14-1 2-4 1-3 W1
Nebraska 5-6 .455 4-1 1-5 0-0 W2 17-8 .680 15-1 1-5 1-2 W2
Kansas State 5-6 .455 4-1 1-5 0-0 W1 17-9 .654 13-2 3-5 1-2 W1
Colorado 5-6 .455 4-2 1-4 0-0 W1 16-10 .615 13-2 2-7 1-1 W1
Oklahoma State 4-7 .364 4-1 0-6 0-0 L2 16-9 .640 11-1 2-7 3-1 L2
Oklahoma 4-7 .364 3-3 1-4 0-0 L4 12-13 .480 11-3 1-7 0-3 L4
Texas Tech 3-8 .273 2-4 1-4 0-0 L4 11-15 .423 10-6 1-7 0-2 L4
Iowa State 1-10 .091 1-4 0-6 0-0 L8 14-12 .538 11-5 2-7 1-0 L8