Tra­di­tion­ally tough league look­ing ragged

Only Kansas and Ok­la­homa State have been im­pres­sive; Texas a huge dis­ap­point­ment.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Kevin Lyt­tle klyt­tle@states­man.com DANNY JOHN­STON / AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS Horns C C BIG 12 OPEN­ERS In­side A look at this week’s Big 12 bas­ket­ball Power Poll, C

Big 12 bas­ket­ball is gen­er­ally one of the most solid com­modi­ties in the col­lege game, but the old brand name is show­ing

With the de­par­ture of Harsin, who ar­rived at Texas two years ago af­ter coach­ing at his alma mater Boise State since 2001, Brown reshuf­fled sev­eral coach­ing ti­tles among mem­bers of his of­fen­sive staff. In ad­di­tion to Ap­ple- signs of slip­page so far this sea­son.

Kansas is still Kansas, more or less, while Ok­la­homa State squeezes into one of the last slots in the Top 25 polls. Ev­ery­one else, though, has is­sues. If NCAA Tour­na­ment bids went out to­day, the Jay­hawks and Cow­boys would be the only locks from a con­fer­ence that an­nu­ally sends flve or six teams to the dance. white, Texas an­nounced wide re­ceivers coach Dar­rell Wy­att will be pro­moted to co-co­or­di­na­tor, and of­fen­sive line coach Stacy Searels was el­e­vated to as­sis­tant head coach for

“The league’s go­ing to be good, but it’ll be Jan­uary, Fe­bru­ary, March,” KU coach Bill Self in­sisted this week. “Our league has so many young teams. The prob­lem is, it’ll be hard to make up a lot of the RPI things be­cause you’re play­ing each other then.

“Un­for­tu­nately, we prob­a­bly won’t be able to catch Texas at Bay­lor Ok­la­homa State at Kansas State

Ok­la­homa at West Vir­ginia Texas Tech at TCU

Iowa State at Kansas

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