Barring the 8-game miracle winning streak, ISU's NCAA tournament chances are out. (as for NIT — nice if it happens, but I'll wait until it's close to happening before I worry about it).
Let's put Iowa State aside for a moment. This looked like a solid 6-bid league in preseason, maybe even as recently as a few weeks ago. I admit I haven't checked recent RPI/SOS/Big Win/Bad Loss and such lately, but I took a quick glance at remaining Big 12 schedules — unless a few teams truly separate themselves, this is a 5-max league.
Locks: KU, Texas (1-2, order may change)
Probably in: Missouri, A&M.
CU, Baylor, KSU and Nebraska still have a shot. Each seem to be in the 7-9/6-10 range.
As for Tech & OU — also in the 6-10 area, which is about four wins below minimum bubble talk for both, barring well-placed upsets.
Parity is interesting, but could drag down the conference this year as far as tournament possibilities.
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