My first Big 12 Conference basketball poll finds a familiar team at the top – Kansas. The Jayhawks deserve to be there, given their No. 3 AP poll ranking and No. 2 position according to the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET), which is the new RPI in case you have forgotten.

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Proud father of Gretchen and Holden. Devoted husband to Christy, who has been my best friend since biology class at Booker T. Washington. I covered the Oklahoma Sooners for 15 years. That was both challenging and rewarding. Now I get to write columns.