Odds favor TCU, then Baylor to win Big 12 as OU, Texas 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 Fort Worth and Waco.
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, TCU and Baylor.
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)