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Big 12 Tournament Seedings

The Big 12 regular season should be over as I type this right now but thanks to a snowstorm in Nebraska earlier in the year the Oklahoma State Cowboys that have still yet to win a game on the road thanks to their loss at Baylor today. That loss basically eliminates any chance that the Pokes will make the NCAA Tournament. They have some really solid victories over teams like Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Texas but when you haven't one a single road game you will NEVER be dancing. Anyways, with that out of the way I will list two standings, one if Okie State wins their first road game of the season and the other if the Huskers can come out victorious.

If Oklahoma State Wins:

  1. Kansas (14-2)
  2. Texas A&M (13-3)
  3. Texas (12-4)
  4. Kansas State (10-6)
  5. Texas Tech (9-7)
  6. Missouri (7-9)
  7. Oklahoma State (7-9)
  8. Iowa State (6-10)
  9. Oklahoma (6-10)
  10. Nebraska (5-11)
  11. Baylor (4-12)
  12. Colorado (3-13)
-- Missouri wins tiebreaker virtue of head-to-head win
-- Iowa State wins tiebreaker virtue of head-to-head win

And if Nebraska Wins:

  1. Kansas (14-2)
  2. Texas A&M (13-3)
  3. Texas (12-4)
  4. Kansas State (10-6)
  5. Texas Tech (9-7)
  6. Missouri (7-9)
  7. Oklahoma State (6-10)
  8. Iowa State (6-10)
  9. Oklahoma (6-10)
  10. Nebraska (6-10)
  11. Baylor (4-12)
  12. Colorado (3-13)
-- Through a crazy bit of tiebreakers and such, it boils down to this. Divisional teams are compared so virtue of Iowa State's sweep of Nebraska they are ahead. Oklahoma State and Oklahoma split the season series and had the same record (4-6) in division. The next tiebreaker is your wins against the teams with the highest winning percentage in your division, which would be Texas A&M, whom they both got swept by. Next in the South division is Texas, which Oklahoma got swept by but Oklahoma State was victorious in the game in Stillwater. For all of the tiebreaking procedures go here, I am now officially sick of tiebreakers.

Well, after 10 minutes of my life are gone figuring out the tiebreaker, it ends being the SAME EXACT standings no matter what. I likely messed up somewhere along the line but hopefully I did it right and technically, with both teams basically out of NCAA consideration, Monday's game means virtually nothing. And, of course after all that I realize that the brackets are already up. I feel very retarded right now, so be nice. Here would be your matchups:

Game 1: Oklahoma (8) vs. Iowa State (9)
Game 2: Texas Tech (5) vs. Colorado (12)
Game 3: Oklahoma State (7) vs. Nebraska (10)
Game 4: Missouri (6) vs. Baylor (11)

Kansas (1) vs. Game 1 Winner
Texas A&M (2) vs. Game 3 Winner
Texas (3) vs. Game 4 Winner
Kansas State (4) vs. Game 2 Winner

And etc.

So we will be either facing Oklahoma or Nebraska. Based on regular season performance let's root for the Huskers on Thursday, although we should be able to handle Oklahoma much better the second time around.

EDIT: I screwed up, like I thought I might. I said that Oklahoma will take on Nebraska in the first round in Game 1, but instead Oklahoma will play Iowa State. Sorry.

Rock Chalk!