Kansas has held the #1 spot in the Big XII for the past ten years. Don’t expect things to change this coming season. However, Texas is on the rise! Coach Shaka Smart is a winner and he and his Texas team will be gunning for the top spot. That’s easier said than done when you’re competing against a legend and a master of the game like Coach Bill Self. Texas may not reach the #1 spot this season but expect them to move up to the top of the standings. The one team in question in the Big XII is Kansas State. There seemed to have been too many distractions going on with this team this year. Their win total may suffer as a result of it.