Oklahoma is another of the teams tied for fourth in the Conference right now. The Sooners face a much tougher final five games than Texas Tech. Games against Texas, and a game in Kansas, look like sure losses for an Oklahoma team that has won six of its last eight contests. Their game at Colorado could be close. The Sooners do have on thing on their side though. Oklahoma needs a strong finish along with a good run in the conference tournament in order to ensure a spot in the NCAA tournament. My prediction is that Oklahoma loses against Texas and Kansas to finish with a 9-7 record in the Big Twelve.
Colorado, fresh of a victory over the Red Raiders might also be in the best spot to take the fourth spot in the conference. The Buffaloes have only one notable opponent, the Sooners, who visit Boulder on the twenty-fifth. Colorado also holds the head to head tie breaker over Texas Tech. My prediction is that Colorado loses to Oklahoma to finish with a 10-6 record in Conference play. After the tie breaker, the Buffaloes should be in fourth place in the Big Twelve.
Missouri is the fourth team in this bunch, and they will face the toughest schedule. The Tigers will host both Oklahoma State and Kansas, and travel to Lubbock to battle Texas Tech. With a schedule like this Missouri will be lucky to lose less than three games before the season ends. My prediction is that the Tigers will in fact lose all three of those games to finish with an 8-8 record in Big Twelve play, forcing them to play on the first day of the Big Twelve tournament.