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  1. Fields' suspension is loss for entire Big 12

    David Ubben

    The Big 12 opens 2013 with a pair of neutral-site games against the SEC. Two of the league's title contenders -- TCU and Oklahoma State -- happen to be playing in them, but the Big 12's best returning defender will be on the sidelines. From our ne...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  2. Big 12 title contenders: Now's the time

    David Ubben

    Our newest colleague, Travis Haney, took to his blog this week to identify five teams who need to win conference or national titles now, and why. The flip side? He also explained why it may not happen. You'll need Insider to see his full though...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  3. Sizing up Big 12 national title contenders

    David Ubben

    We're still a long way from the 2013 BCS National Championship Game, but right now, everybody's got a shot. Some, of course, are better than others. So what are the best bets? ESPN Insider Will Harris fills you in. You'll need ESPN Inside...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  4. Big 12 power rankings: Week 11

    David Ubben

    Here's how the Big 12 sits with only a few weeks left in the season: 1. Oklahoma State (9-0, 5-0 Big 12, last week: 1): Oklahoma State survived a scare but could be headed for another in a scary venue for national title contenders from the Big 12...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  5. Midseason report: Oklahoma

    David Ubben

    Oklahoma Sooners Record: 5-0 (2-0 Big 12) Oklahoma entered 2011 as national title contenders and the prohibitive favorite for the crown. So far, the Sooners have been as advertised, even if their ranking has suffered. Tougher early schedules an...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  6. Part II: Wrapping up Week 1 in the Big 12

    David Ubben

    Helmet stickers soon to follow... No. 1 Oklahoma 47, Tulsa 14: Hard to ask for much more from the title contenders and current No. 1. Tulsa was handcuffed by the loss of Damaris Johnson, but this was still a 10-win team from last year with a big p...

    Blog | September 04, 2011
  7. Talking NFL Draft, title contenders and rivalries

    David Ubben

    Chuck in Las Vegas, N.M. asks: So [Tommy] Tuberville left out a lot more of the Leach offense than promised, and failed to improve the defense as much as one might expect from a defensive mastermind. What does the future hold for TTU? David Ubb...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  8. Opportunity arises for Oklahoma State

    David Ubben

    Oklahoma State has never made an appearance in the Big 12 title game, despite fielding solid teams for the past three seasons, including 18 wins over the past two. In 2008, a pair of national title contenders within its division, plus another top ...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  9. Texas chalks one up for the Big 12

    David Ubben

    You know what's not good for a conference? Having two national title contenders, with one planning to leave the league at the end of the year. Thanks to Texas, the number of undefeated Big 12 teams in the top 10 -- for now, anyway -- is trimmed to...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  10. Big 12 rankings: Win keeps Texas Tech at top

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin 1. Texas Tech -- Dominant performance over Oklahoma State shows that these Red Raiders are legitimate national title contenders. 2. Texas -- BCS hopes look bright considering its favorable schedule compared to the res...

    Blog | November 10, 2008
  11. Midseason report: Missouri

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin Missouri (5-1, 1-1): The Tigers were fashionable national title contenders who ran roughshod through their first five opponents before charging into a buzz saw against Oklahoma State last week. The Cowboys' underrated...

    Blog | October 15, 2008
  12. Is Baylor a Big 12 contender or pretender?

    David Ubben

    We've asked you about two Big 12 teams thus far, and the people labeled Texas a "pretender," while casting enough votes to make their voice heard in regards to TCU, who this blog's readers say is a Big 12 title "contender." What about a team from ...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  13. Poll results: Texas a title pretender (barely)

    David Ubben

    I'm really intrigued to see the results of these polls for the teams we examine, but I queued up Texas first. It's entirely possible that no team receives more than 50 percent of the vote as a Big 12 title contender with a league that lacks a true fa...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  14. TCU a Big 12 title contender or pretender?

    David Ubben

    We're back again looking at a different Big 12 team with title aspirations next fall. The Frogs limped (literally) through their first season in the Big 12, dealing with more injuries and personnel losses than any team in the Big 12, but still manage...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  15. Texas Longhorns: Contender or pretender?

    David Ubben

    You can only be inspired by our friends at the ACC Blog, but today, we'll start looking at a few of the Big 12's best teams and asking you the big question: Do you buy them as a Big 12 title contender? Or is any talk of a title simply pretending? ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  16. Is Oklahoma a national title contender?

    David Ubben

    Oklahoma is next on our list of the "20 teams who could win it all," and the Sooners look the part of a prohibitive Big 12 favorite. Why could the Sooners win it all? Landry Jones is a big reason why, but can he put together 13 consecutive perfor...

    Blog | June 14, 2012