How Do the Oklahoma Sooners Match Up With the Rest of the Big 12?

By Trevor Lowry
Oklahoma Sooners
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The Oklahoma Sooners are coming off of a season where they made the NCAA tournament. The same could very well be the case in the 2013-14 college basketball season, but before we jump to those kinds of conclusions, let’s see how Oklahoma matches up with the rest of the Big 12.

Oklahoma will be losing plenty of talent entering the season, including its top three scorers. That is very hard to rebound from, but there will be enough talent back to compete for a conference title. With that said, the Sooners will be nowhere near as good as Kansas and Oklahoma State in the upcoming season.

They will also have troubles competing with Kansas State, Baylor and Iowa State. Many people out there are saying that the Big 12 will be down, but that is just because Kansas State will not be as good as it was this past season and Baylor is losing some talent–still will be a good team.

Iowa State will still be good enough to compete for a conference title and Oklahoma cannot be taken lightly. The Sooners are coming off of a 20-win season. Their team will not look at all the same in the 2013-14 season, but they have the head coach and talent to compete once again.

However, many players are going to have to step up for this team to be anything in the Big 12. Oklahoma could easily finish in the top five, or it could disappoint and finish farther down the standings. It all depends how the role players of last year’s team step up in the upcoming season.

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