Big 12 football is but two weeks away! I know there are a lot of Big 12 fans on this board, so thought we should streamline an all inclusive thread as we did last year, seemed to work well and avoid multiple related threads. Big moves this year, the college football playoff starts meaning the conference champ will likely be the inaugural ambassador of the conference to play for national title! Preseaon AP puts OU at 4 and Baylor at 10. Kansas State was also ranked in the AP poll, Texas was in the Coaches poll but not the AP. Which brings us to Charlie Strong, new blood on the 40 acres in Austin as Texas seeks to rebuild its recruiting after taking some hits in the final Mack Brown years. Kliff Kingsbury in Lubbock looks to advance his program with youth and vigor in this, his second season as HC. OSU looks to likely be rebuilding a little bit this year but still dangerous. Kansas State's crafty Snydercats are always well coached and fundamentally sound and could be a dark horse to take the conference. TCU is attempting to reinvent its offense as it gets through the newcomer growing pains of the Big 12, it has its work cut out for it. Iowa Sate has a solid coach, and a difficult roster to gauge in terms of what their season will look like, the hiring of former Kansas coach Mangino is a bump up for their offense however. Kansas is in perpetual transition, Charlie Weis is no Dan Snyder, and so long as Snyder is there Kansas will be a tough place for him to recruit. West Virginia, the conference's Jeykll and Hyde team, a team no one in their right mind wants to play in Morgantown, but that can't seem to win on the road. They could make noise if Holgerson finds the early 2012 magic for his team again. OU, Sugar Bowl champ, perpetual paper champion, and this year is no different, they are the pundit favorite and Coaches poll numero 3, AP numero 4 in preseason. My Baylor Bears, can they defend their Big 12 title, and will they do it in style at the new stadium on the banks of the Brazos River? They'll be hard pressed to beat OU in Norman this year, the victor being the preseason favorite to win the conference. But you never know, that's why you have to play the games. Excited to get the season under way, they'll be plenty of good football and a photo finish race likely to come in December. If anyone will be in Waco for the inaugural game at the new stadium please hit me up, i'll be there too.