Bubble Banter: Big 12 doesn’t get any clearer

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The most recent NBC Sports bracket projection can be found here.

WINNER

BAYLOR (NET: 34, SOS: 51): The Bears picked up a solid home win over an Oklahoma team that is still sitting in the top 50 of the NET on Monday. The Bears are getting closer and closer to being able to call themselves safe. They are just 3-5 against Q1 opponents, but they have seven Q2 wins. Their issue is that they have two Q4 losses, and those are the kind of things that can sink a resume, but with how weak this bubble is, that should not matter too much this year.

LOSERS

OKLAHOMA (NET: 42, SOS: 5): As of Monday morning, we still had Oklahoma in our projection despite the fact that they are were sitting at 3-8 in Big 12 play with a four-game losing streak. That was before they lost at Baylor. They are at TCU (32) on Saturday. The question with this group is whether or not they will actually be able to turn this thing around, and I’m not convinced they will. It’s worth noting that the Sooners best win is Wofford at home, but that they did play a top 10 schedule this year, one that does not feature a Q4 game.

TCU (NET: 32, SOS: 20): The Horned Frogs missed on a chance to beat Kansas at home on Monday night. They lost despite leading by four with less than two minutes left and playing the end of overtime against a Kansas team that was missing four of their five starters. The best thing about TCU’s resume right now is that they have not lost a game outside of the Q1 tier. The problem is that they are just 1-7 in Q1 games. They’ll get four more shots at one: Iowa State, Texas Tech, Kansas State and at Texas.