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2013 Big 12 football team preview countdown by Bill Connelly

Will the Big 12 be considered the nation's deepest conference again this year? Team-by-team previews for each program are coming right here.

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Sooners in a rut, but a nice rut

In terms of advanced stats, Oklahoma has ranked in the top 10 for six consecutive seasons. So why is Bob Stoops so feisty this offseason? And what the hell happened to the Sooners' defensive line? For more OU, visit SB Nation's Crimson and Cream Machine.

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Can OSU's plug-and-play work again?

What Mike Gundy lacks in tact, he makes up for with coaching prowess, and for the fourth straight year he will likely be at the reins of a top 15 team in Stillwater, at least as long as his staff changes are as successful as the last ones. For more OSU, visit Cowboys Ride for Free.

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Does Texas complete the rebuild in 2013?

Mack Brown's reputation is still taking hits because of Texas' 2010 collapse. And perhaps that's justifiable. But the Longhorns have slowly rebuilt themselves in the past two seasons, and with a ridiculously experienced two-deep and reasonably good health, they could play at an elite level in 2013. For more Horns, visit Texas sites Burnt Orange Nation and Barking Carnival.

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TCU survives, then thrives

Injuries and arrests forced TCU to field a ridiculously inexperienced squad in its first year in the Big 12. Head coach Gary Patterson and his Horned Frogs survived, however, and now it's time to make a run at a conference title. For more TCU, visit Frogs O' War.

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Is Baylor ready?

Baylor is winning recruiting battles versus Texas, building a ridiculous new stadium, and becoming the hippest, trendiest football program in the country. Baylor! But are the Bears ready for a run at a conference title? For more Baylor, visit Our Daily Bears.

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Pros, cons, and Kansas State

Go ahead. Bet against Kansas State. Bill Snyder dares you. For more on the Wildcats, visit K-State site Bring on the Cats.

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Dana Holgorsen's biggest challenge

Dana Holgorsen always fields a strong offense, and West Virginia always goes bowling ... right? In 2013, Holgorsen faces the biggest challenge of his career, replacing some superior offensive talent and attempting to patch holes in a defense that might not have been as awful as you think, but still wasn't good enough. For more 'Eers, visit West Virginia site The Smoking Musket.

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Fun comes back to Lubbock

New Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury has probably already been embraced by a larger portion of the fanbase than Tommy Tuberville ever was. Now we have to find out if he can coach. Fun comes back to Lubbock in 2013; will wins follow in a brutally deep Big 12? For more Red Raiders, visit Texas Tech site Viva the Matadors.

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ISU goes slow and steady

Iowa State has improved in three of Paul Rhoads' four seasons in Ames. The Cyclones have claimed some scalps along the way, too. Can they continue the growth in 2013 with a thinned out defensive front seven and a perpetually iffy passing game? For more Clones, visit Iowa State site Wide Right, Natty Lite.

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Kansas and the JUCO gambit

Kansas has beaten four FBS teams in three years and beat exactly zero of them in Charlie Weis' first season. Can you blame Weis, then, for loading up on transfers and hoping for the best? For more Jayhawks, visit Kansas site Rock Chalk Talk.

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