With the Big 12 Tournament a week away, here's a look at current Big 12 men's basketball standings and how they will change between now and Saturday evening.
Three teams have their seeds cemented: No. 1 Kansas, No. 9 Texas Tech and No. 10 TCU.
No one is catching up to Kansas, and TCU is still winless in conference play.
If Texas Tech goes 2-0 this week, that would put the Red Raiders at 7-11 in the Big 12, one win shy of West Virginia, Baylor and Oklahoma State who each have eight.
With that settled, let's check out the mess in the middle of the best men's college basketball conference in the country.
Right now, Oklahoma and Texas are tied for second place with a 21-8 overall record, 10-6 in the Big 12.
Oklahoma has a home game agaisnt West Virginia and a road game at TCU while Texas hosts TCU before traveling to take on Texas Tech.
Both of these teams should beat TCU, but it's hard to say how they will do against the Mountaineers and Red Raiders.
The Sooners have a slight advantage against West Virginia in Norman and are looking for revenge after falling 91-86 in Morgantown.
As for the Longhorns, they are headed into a spirited United Spirit Arena after defeating the Red Raiders by only three in Austin back in January.
If both of these teams split their remaining two games, they would end up with an 11-7 conference record.
Iowa State could end up with that same record if the Cyclones defeat Oklahoma State in Hilton Coliseum on Saturday.
Kansas State could also be 11-7 in Big 12 play with a win at home over Baylor.
Iowa State split games with Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas State, winning one and losing one.
Kansas State split with Iowa State, Oklahoma and Texas.
Oklahoma split with Iowa State and Kansas State but swept Texas.
Texas split with Iowa State and Kansas State and lost both to Oklahoma.
In this case, the results of these four teams would be compared against each other in a mini round-robin.
OU would end up 4-2, Iowa State and Kansas State would be 3-3 and UT would be 2-4.
Oklahoma would get the No. 2 seed while Texas would end up with the No. 5 seed.
As for Iowa State and Kansas State, the next step would be to compare their records against the No. 1 team, Kansas.
Kansas State split its series against the Jayhawks while Iowa State was swept.
That would put KSU at No. 3 and ISU at No. 4.
Keep in mind, this is if OU and UT split their games this weekend and ISU and KSU each win.
If both Oklahoma and Texas go 2-0, making them 12-6, OU would get the No. 2 seed since it swept UT in conference play.
Now focusing on Iowa State and Kansas State; if both of these teams lose, that would put them at 10-8.
If West Virginia goes 2-0 this week, defeating Oklahoma on the road and Kansas at home, the Mountaineers would also be 10-8.
The Mountaineers split games with KSU and ISU.
KSU would take the advantage for the higher seed, between the three with its win over KU.
From there, the records of Iowa State and West Virginia are compared against the No. 2 team on down the standings until one team gains the advantage.
If West Virginia splits its two games this week, ending at 9-9, it could be tied with Baylor and Oklahoma State if both of those teams win their final regular season games at Kansas State and Iowa State respectively.
However, WVU could lose both its games while BU and OSU lose theirs and all three teams would be 8-10.
Either way, BU swept OSU and split with WVU while WVU split with BU and was swept by OSU.
Baylor would take the top spot, followed by Oklahoma State and then West Virginia.
That would make No. 6 Baylor, No. 7 Oklahoma State and No. 8 West Virginia.
So far, I've typed the word if 11 times.
All this speculation shows how crazy the Big 12 has been this season.
Currently the conference standings are:
4. Iowa State
5. Kansas State
6. West Virginia
8. Oklahoma State
9. Texas Tech
There's no telling what the standings will look like on Saturday evening.
Looking at the remaining regular season conference games, besides the matchups with TCU, there's no way to be 100 percent certain about who will win and who will lose.
Today (Wed. March 5)
TCU at Texas (Longhorn Network) 7 p.m.
Texas Tech at Kansas (Big 12 Network) 7 p.m.
West Virginia at Oklahoma (ESPNU) 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 8
Kansas at West Virginia (ESPN) 11 a.m.
Baylor at Kansas State (Big 12 Network) 12:30 p.m.
Oklahoma State at Iowa State (ESPN) 1 p.m.
Texas at Texas Tech (ESPNEWS) 3 p.m.
Oklahoma at TCU (Big 12 Network) 3 p.m.
Big 12 Bracket
Wednesday, March 12
Game 1: No. 8 vs. No. 9 Texas Tech at 6 p.m.
Game 2: No. 7 vs. No. 10 TCU at 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 13
Game 3: No. 4 vs. No. 5 at 11:30 a.m.
Game 4: No. 1 Kansas vs. Game 1 Winner at 2 p.m.
Game 5: No. 2 vs. Game 2 Winner at 6 p.m.
Game 6: No. 3 vs. No 6 at 8:30 p.m.
Friday, March 14
Game 7: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner at 6 p.m.
Game 8: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 15
Game 9: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner at 8 p.m.