Big 12 rankings, Week 12: On to KC

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1. kansas (26-5, 16-2) | LAST WEEK: Defeated Oklahoma State, Texas | THIS WEEK: Thursday vs. Texas A&M-Oklahoma winner

THE RUB: The Jayhawks moved closer to a No. 1 seed, but a loss to Missouri in the conference tournament final could mean a trip out West.

2. Missouri (27-4, 14-4) | LAST WEEK: Defeated Iowa State, Texas Tech | THIS WEEK: Thursday vs. Oklahoma State-Texas Tech winner

THE RUB: The Tigers were sluggish at times against Iowa State, which probably had a lot to do with the disappointing loss to their archrival four days before.

3. Iowa State (22-9, 12-6) | LAST WEEK: Lost to Missouri, defeated Baylor | THIS WEEK: Thursday vs. Texas

THE RUB: The darkhorse to win the conference tournament.

4. Baylor (25-6, 12-6) | LAST WEEK: Defeated Texas Tech, lost to Iowa State | THIS WEEK: Thursday vs. Kansas State

THE RUB: A loss to Kansas State in the first round Thursday wouldn’t be much of a shocker.

5. Kansas State (21-9, 10-8) | LAST WEEK: Defeated Texas A&M, Oklahoma State | THIS WEEK: Thursday vs. Baylor

THE RUB: Another dangerous team that could make a run at the Sprint Center.

6. Texas (19-12, 9-9) | LAST WEEK: Defeated Oklahoma, lost to Kansas | THIS WEEK: Thursday vs. Iowa State

THE RUB: The Longhorns need to spring an upset Thursday to make the NCAA Tournament.

7. Oklahoma State (14-17, 7-11) | LAST WEEK: Lost to kansas, Kansas State | THIS WEEK: Wednesday vs. Texas Tech

THE RUB: Minus LeBryan Nash, a loss to Texas Tech wouldn’t be much of a surprise.

8. Oklahoma (15-15, 5-13) | LAST WEEK: Lost to Texas, defeated Texas A&M | THIS WEEK: Wednesday vs. Texas A&M

THE RUB: Can’t wait for the rematch of Saturday’s epic showdown.

9. Texas A&M (13-17, 4-14) | LAST WEEK: Lost to Kansas State, Oklahoma | THIS WEEK: Wednesday vs. Oklahoma

THE RUB: Picked to win the conference, the Aggies ended up 10 games under .500 in league play.

10. Texas Tech (8-22, 1-17) | LAST WEEK: Lost to Baylor, Missouri | THIS WEEK: Wednesday vs. Oklahoma State

THE RUB: The Red Raiders gave up 12 3-pointers in the second half of Saturday’s loss to Missouri.

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