Big 12 Top Rated Basketball Conference for 2005-2006

Hat tip to Tom Light at for noticing this, but Gregg Doyel at CBS is ranking the Big 12 tops in basketball this year.

1. Big 12: From Final Four contenders at the top (Texas, Oklahoma) to Top 25 teams in the middle (Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Kansas) to potential NCAA Tournament sleepers down the ladder (Iowa State, Nebraska, Texas A&M), the Big 12 is the strongest league this year. Next year? Probably not, what with Texas and Oklahoma anticipating huge NBA hits. But next year is next year. Live in the moment, people.