Conference Breakdown: Big 12

5 things to know about the Big 12

Biggest game: Baylor at TCU, November 27

Player to always watch: TCU's Kolby Listenbee, possibly the fastest player in football

Team nobody wants to play: Kansas State, as always

Coach who really needs wins: Paul Rhoades, Iowa State

Don't be surprised if ... West Virginia has the conference's best defense.

Bill Connelly's Power Rankings

Tier 1

Baylor

The best college football team in the state of Texas.

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TCU

The bandwagon is a little too crowded, but the schedule sets up nicely.

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Oklahoma

It's really easy to overlook the remodeled Sooners.

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Tier 2

Oklahoma State

Looking for a Big 12 dark horse? OSU has the pieces.

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Texas

If football didn't involve scoring points, the Longhorns would be doing great.

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Kansas State

If Bill Snyder has one more big year left, it probably won't be 2015.

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West Virginia

Dana Holgorsen's bizarro Mountaineers have a nasty defense and worries on offense.

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Tier 3

Texas Tech

The air raid is firing again. Now for some better luck and much better defense.

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Tier 4

Iowa State

If Paul Rhoades has any underdog magic left, now's the time.

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Kansas

At least football means exercise and fresh air.

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Tier 5