At least according to some.
Kansas (25:1) fits the definition of a sleeper in the Big 12 for a couple of reasons. The first is that they play in the Big 12 North, and they get to avoid Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas Tech in the regular season. That makes for a pretty soft schedule.
The Jayhawks' offense will lead the way this year even though they have a freshman at quarterback with Kerry Meier. Defensively, this team was very solid overall last year, and the run defense was tremendous.
The loss of eight starters on "D" dampers the spirit somewhat, but there is a lot of optimism on campus this year and Kansas is a team to keep an eye on.