If Mountaineers Wins Tonight, These Two Powerhouse Teams Will Be Tied For Last Place in the Big 12

Morgantown, West Virginia – Everything is bizarre in the Big 12 Conference this season. Perennial basement-dweller Kansas, who has struggled to ever win any games in the conference, is now 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference, and could end the day tied for first place in the Big 12 with a win over Iowa State today.

Texas and Oklahoma, who both compete annually for the Big 12 Conference Championship, could potentially be in last place if West Virginia can beat the Longhorns.

With a West Virginia win, Texas will move to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in conference play. Oklahoma, who was pounded earlier today by TCU, is now 3-2 overall and 0-2 in the Big 12 Conference.

Not only would it be great to see Texas and Oklahoma at the very bottom of the conference standings, it would also be a tremendous send-off to the schools after they decided to leave the conference and head to the SEC.

Kansas State is currently 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Big 12 and is first place in the conference. Kansas, who is playing Iowa State today, could move into a tie with Kansas State with a win.

Kansas and Kansas State being tied for first place and Oklahoma and Texas being tied for last place in the Big 12 Conference after 5 weeks would seem not only unlikely before the start of the season but impossible.  

While it’s still very early in the season, the Big 12 is completely wide-open and any team in the conference has the opportunity to be in the conference championship at the end of the season, including the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Although the Mountaineers are 0-1 in the Big 12, beating Texas tonight could get them on the path to competing for the Big 12 Championship. West Virginia has the talent to compete with any team in the conference and tonight’s game against Texas will tell us an awful lot about the Mountaineers, and the Big 12 Conference.