Big 12 Seeding Predictions

Which seeds should you expect for Big 12 teams? breaks down the outlook for each of the six conference teams likely to be selected for the NCAA Tournament.

Kansas 1/2. If Michigan State wins, Kansas likely gets the No. 2. If Ohio State wins, Kansas is in the conversation for the No. 1 with Ohio State, a team that Kansas beat earlier this year (albeit without Jared Sullinger). Three of the No. 1s are likely locked down by Kentucky, Syracuse and North Carolina.

Missouri 2. As much as Missouri fans talked about a No. 1 seed following Saturday's Big 12 Conference Tournament title, a poor non-conference schedule (rated worse than 300th in the country) and losing the league by two full games to Kansas likely pushes them down a line.

Baylor 3. The Big 12 tourney's real winner is probably Baylor, which grabbed two solid wins over NCAA teams in Kansas and Kansas State. The Bears, which could have dropped to a five with an early exit, likely showed enough fight to slip into a No. 3.

Iowa State 8. The Cyclones didn't help themselves by losing to Texas, but already had a solid resume with wins over Kansas and Baylor, while finishing third in the league. It took a while for the Cyclones to get rolling in non-con, which prevents them from being higher, but a solid season puts them at eight.

Kansas State — 8/9. Kansas State failed to get past Baylor in the Big 12 quarterfinals, but have a fairly strong resume that includes a sweep of Missouri. Keeping Kansas State from being ranked higher is that the Wildcats were occasionally nipped by worse teams, like being swept by Oklahoma.

Texas — 11. This seems to be the consensus pick, and it makes sense. The last few at large teams in are typically 12 seeds, and with Texas sitting right above that tier, the Longhorns' seed should represent that.

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