Big 12 title odds put Baylor right behind TCU as OU, UT take backseat
The odds are out and they simply confirm what every Big 12 team, particularly Oklahoma and Texas, now realize: The road to the conference championship no longer goes through Austin and Norman.
There's a detour through Waco and Fort Worth.
The Sooners and Longhorns, so used to being the Big 12 title favorites, have taken a backseat to the Big 12's rising powers, and last season's co-champs, Baylor, which can claim back-to-back conference titles, and TCU.
Sportsbook operator CG Technology posted its odds Monday for 2015 champions from each Power 5 conference. TCU (17-10) and Baylor (5-2) are favored to win the league title. Oklahoma (4-1) and Oklahoma State (5-1) are next.
Here's how the entire conference shakes out, according to CG Technology:
Oklahoma State 5-1
Kansas State 10-1
West Virginia 15-1
Texas Tech 20-1
Iowa State 25-1
(h/t The Oklahoman)