Friday, May 13, 2011
Who is going to win the Big 12 in 2011?
By David Ubben
This one's pretty simple? Who's winning the Big 12?
Oklahoma is the presumptive favorite, if not the favorite to win the national title. The Sooners have won the Big 12 seven times in the past decade and are the defending champs, bringing back the core of last season's team. Will they take it home once again?
Oklahoma State came close last season, losing a high-scoring matchup in Stillwater to the Sooners with the Big 12 South on the line. Can Mike Gundy finally knock off his in-state rival for the first time ever? Oklahoma has to come to Stillwater for the second consecutive season.
Texas is the wild card from this group, coming off a 5-7 season after an appearance in the national championship game in 2009. Do you believe the Longhorns' new coaches can get them back on top in just one season?
Missouri brings back a complete team, but has a gaping hole at quarterback after Blaine Gabbert left. Can the Tigers surround James Franklin with enough talent to win the Big 12 for the first time?
Texas A&M was the hottest team in the league at the end of the regular season, but finished the year with a lopsided loss to LSU. Can the Aggies shake it off, as well as the loss of Von Miller, and win their first Big 12 title since 1998.