Home stretch beckons for Big 12 teams aiming for NCAA Tournament

The Big 12 regular-season race has one week remaining before the conference tournament starts next week in Kansas City.

The conference appears to be a lock to delivering at least seven teams to the NCAA Tournament. But still, several teams have work to do before postseason play begins.

Kansas claimed a share of the Big 12 title on Saturday to make history. The Jayhawks have claimed a remarkable 14 consecutive regular-season titles.

But they need a fast finish to lock down a No. 1 seed for NCAA play. Other teams have big hopes for punctuating their regular season as well.

A must-read site for all things tournament related is BracketMatrix.com. It is a compendium of every major bracketology list combined into a master ranking and in one handy site.

Here is how the Big 12 looks and its teams rank heading into games on Monday and beyond.

Kansas (23-6, 12-4)

  • Bracket Matrix ranking: first seed, fourth overall. Listed on all 79 brackets.
  • Highest seed: 1 (Listed on 62 mock brackets)
  • Lowest seed: 3 (Listed on one mock bracket)
  • Next  game: vs. Texas, Monday.

Texas Tech (22-7, 10-6)

  • Bracket Matrix ranking: third seed, 11th overall. Listed on all 79 brackets.
  • Highest seed: 2 (Listed on one mock brackets)
  • Lowest seed: 4 (Listed on 16 mock brackets)
  • Next game: at West Virginia,  Monday.

West Virginia (21-8,  10-6)

  • Bracket Matrix ranking: fourth seed, 16th overall. Listed on all 79 brackets.
  • Highest seed: 3 (Listed on four mock brackets)
  • Lowest seed: 7 (Listed on one mock bracket)
  • Next game: vs. Texas Tech,  Monday.

TCU (20-9, 8-8)

  • Bracket Matrix ranking: sixth seed, 23rd overall. Listed on all 79 brackets.
  • Highest seed: 5 (Listed on nine mock brackets)
  • Lowest seed: 10 (Listed on two mock brackets)
  • Next game: vs. Kansas State, Tuesday.

Oklahoma (17-11, 7-9)

  • Bracket Matrix ranking: eighth seed, 32nd overall. Listed on all 79 brackets.
  • Highest seed: 5 (Listed on one mock bracket)
  • Lowest seed: 11 (Listed on two mock brackets)
  • Next game: at Baylor, Tuesday.

Kansas State (20-9,  9-7)

  • Bracket Matrix ranking: 10th seed, 40th overall. Listed on 72 brackets (91.1 percent).
  • Highest seed: 6 (Listed on four mock brackets)
  • Lowest seed: Not seeded (Left off seven mock brackets)
  • Next game: at TCU, Tuesday.

Texas (17-12, 7-9)

  • Bracket Matrix ranking: 11th seed, 44th overall. Listed on 67 brackets (84.8 percent).
  • Highest seed: 8 (Listed on one mock bracket)
  • Lowest seed: Not seeded (Left off 12 mock brackets)
  • Next game: at Kansas, Monday.

Baylor (17-12, 7-9)

  • Bracket Matrix ranking: 11th seed,  47th overall. Listed on 56 brackets (70.9 percent).
  • Highest seed: 8 (Listed on one mock bracket)
  • Lowest seed: Not seeded (Left off 23 mock brackets)
  • Next game: vs. Oklahoma, Tuesday.

Oklahoma State (16-13, 6-10)

  • Bracket Matrix ranking: Other teams, tied for 80th overall. Listed on one bracket (0.01 percent).
  • Highest seed: 11 (Listed on one mock bracket)
  • Lowest seed: Not seeded (Left off 78 mock brackets)
  • Next game: at Iowa State, Tuesday.

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