Non-conference play is over and it is time for the real deal, Big 12 play is here and I am ready for it.
It seems every year we look at the Big 12 and go, ‘It won’t be as good as last year, look at all the talent the league lost.’
I have heard it this year as well, “There is no Graham, Svi, Newman from KU, Tech lost Evans and Smith, WVU lost Carter and Miles, Carroll is out at OSU, Baylor lost Acuil and Lecomte. Oklahoma doesn’t have Trae Young”
That is a lot of star power lost but that is every year and every year the Big 12 reloads.
The Big 12 is again the top conference in the league after non-conference play by Ken Pomeroy’s rankings as well as ESPN’s BPI.
The Big 12 is good and it will be a battle to win the league.
Lets look back at the pre-season poll:
2018-19 Big 12 Coaches Preseason Poll
I think it is safe to say after the non-conference portion of the season I will adjust the poll going into conference play.
Here is my new Big 12 predictions.
Player of the Year: Dedric Lawson, Kansas. (Everyone is playing for 2nd as of right now)
Coach of the Year: Chris Beard, Texas Tech ( you lose your top 2 players and stay at number 2 in the league, you earned it)
Freshman of the Year: Devon Dotson, Kansas (can he handle the pressures of the Big 12, I think he can)