Kansas State Wildcats Don’t Deserve the Big 12 Title

By Taylor Sturm
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 9 ranked Kansas State Wildcats are tied for first place with the Kansas Jayhawks in the Big 12 with one game remaining in the regular season against the No. 13 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys. Kansas State has played Kansas twice and lost both times, yet still is in the hunt for the title. The Wildcats do not deserve a share of the Big 12 regular season title.

Oklahoma State has won against the Jayhawks away from home. The Cowboys should (barring they don’t flop against Iowa State Wednesday night) get a share of the title with a win over Kansas State. Although that would be unfortunate for the Jayhawks, Oklahoma State has split the series rather than losing both games with Kansas, like Kansas State, and the Cowboys deserve a share of the title.

Give the Wildcats credit; Kansas State has played outstanding all season. Bruce Weber deserves Big 12 Coach of the Year, and possibly even overall coach of the year for what he’s done with this team in one season after Frank Martin left to go to the South Carolina Gamecocks. However, the greatest rivalry in the Big 12 is between Kansas and Kansas State who seem to be competing for the top 10 national rankings and the top two Big 12 rankings year after year. The Wildcats, by losing twice to Kansas, not only do not deserve a share of the Big 12 title, but it would be unfair to the Jayhawks for the Wildcats to take a piece of the prize. Although, Oklahoma State could save the Jayhawks with a crucial win at home on Saturday.

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