What if I told you, say, six months ago, that on Halloween of 2019, Kansas would have a chance to win the Big 12.
I’d be crazy, right? Delusional?
Kansas wins out.
Oklahoma loses out.
Texas Tech wins out.
Baylor only beats Oklahoma.
Texas only beats Baylor.
Iowa State only beats Oklahoma and Texas.
TCU only beats Baylor and Oklahoma.
OSU only beats TCU and Oklahoma.
Kansas State beats Texas, West Virginia, and Iowa State, loses to Kansas and Texas Tech.
West Virginia beats Baylor, OSU, and TCU, loses to Texas Tech and Kansas State.
This puts Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Baylor, and Texas Tech in a tie for first at 5-4. Kansas would own the head to head against all others, making them 1st place at the end of the regular season, playing Baylor in the Big XII championship.
I’m not going to do any research on it, but I’ll bet you dollars to donuts that it’s been a while since Kansas even technically had a shot at a Big 12 title on Halloween. I suppose it may be more possible than I think it is, since by now only four or possibly five Big 12 games have been played.
But let’s be honest. In this Big 12, the least likely event listed up there is probably Oklahoma losing out. And at this point in the season, I for one certainly didn’t expect “Kansas winning out” to be a possibility, no matter how unlikely.
How bad does that game against West Virginia look now?