Big 12 Picks Week 15
The Big 12 is the only power five conference without a conference championship, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a big week. Baylor needs a win over Kansas State to clinch the Big 12, but a loss and a TCU win will give TCU the conference title. Baylor beat TCU earlier this season, but TCU is in the playoffs and Baylor isn’t. The Bears have a lot to prove this week, and will need a great performance to jump into the top four.
Kansas State is still on the outside looking in on the playoffs, and with a miracle could reach the final four. It would take an Oregon loss, a TCU loss, an Ohio State loss, and a Kansas State win for the Wildcats to even be in consideration. Kansas State has a top 25 offense and defense. Both of their losses came to top 10 team, and getting blown out on the road by TCU. Baylor will rely on an offense that scores almost 50 points a game, which is first in the country. Baylor has struggled on defense though and that could end up costing them in this game. I got Kansas State winning a high scoring game and I wouldn’t be surprised if this game came down to the final minute.
17 Iowa State at #3 TCU 42
24 Oklahoma State at #20 Oklahoma 34
38 #9 Kansas State at #6 Baylor 34