In Year 2, Dave Aranda led the Baylor Bears over the Oklahoma State Cowboys for the Big 12 championship. It was the first time since 1998 that neither the Oklahoma Sooners nor the Texas Longhorns appeared in the game (when it was Texas A&M vs. Kansas State). Can Baylor reload and compete for another championship? How will new-look Oklahoma fare as their time in the conference dwindles? Below, we’ll look at Big 12 odds and conference analysis for the 2022 college football season complete with team previews, power rankings, and more.
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Big 12 football odds 2022
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2022 Big 12 Power Rankings
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Players to watch
Dillon Gabriel, QB, Oklahoma: Gabriel– a prolific passer at UCF– transferred to Oklahoma after having his 2021 cut short with a broken collarbone. He reunites with offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby, who was brought on by Brent Venables from Ole Miss. Leby helped aid Matt Corral to a Heisman-contending season and will likely do the same with Gabriel.
Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas: Robinson was the nation’s most explosive running back a season ago. He led the position groups in Heisman odds for most of the season, rushing for over 1,100 yards and 15 total touchdowns. He had a stretch of five consecutive games posting at least 125 yards which included a 217-yard outing against TCU.
Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas: Worthy is a frontrunner for the Biletnikoff Award this coming season after an outstanding true freshman season. Despite shoddy quarterback play, Worthy found the end zone 12 times and nearly hit 1,000 yards as a true freshman. He is joined by former number-one recruit Quinn Ewers and Wyoming receiver transfer Isaiah Neyor.
J.T. Daniels, QB, West Virginia: Third time’s the charm for J.T. Daniels, who quietly exercised his grad transfer to move from Georgia to West Virginia. The Mountaineers hired Graham Harrell as offensive coordinator, Daniels’ offensive coordinator at USC. Durability has been a major issue for Daniels, who hasn’t played a full season since his freshman year.
Will McDonald, DL, Iowa State: Despite landing on the AP All-American list in 2021 and likely being a high NFL Draft pick, McDonald decided to return to Ames for a senior year. He’s the conference’s best defensive player, being the only Big 12 player to land on both Athlon Sports’ and Phil Steele’s preseason first team All-American roster.
Felix Anudike-Uzomah, DL, Kansas State: In 2021, Anudike-Uzomah racked up 11 sacks (second-most in Big 12) and forced six fumbles (most). He’s an intriguing All-American candidate for 2022 and will be an absolute menace for opposing Big 12 offensive lines.
Dante Stills, DL, West Virginia: The Big 12 is the conference of interior defensive linemen this coming season. Stills opted to return to Morgantown for his senior season instead of departing for the NFL, giving WVU a major boost to their stout defensive line.
Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU: Another player in the conference to return for a senior season despite NFL promise, Hodges-Tomlinson returns to TCU after being an All-Big 12 selection in 2021. His size lacks that of high-round NFL corners, but that didn’t stop him from sizing up against the conference’s toughest receivers last season.
Big 12 results 2021
Past conference champions
*Indicates College Football Playoff selection
How to bet on conference winners
Be sure to shop around before diving headlong into the first bet you see. Different outlets offer different odds and a minute or two of your time could result in some more money coming your way. Just because DraftKings Sportsbook offers Oklahoma State +700 to win the Big 12 Conference doesn’t mean BetMGM doesn’t offer the same price. They may price their prop at +800– increasing your potential earnings. Here at TheLines we pull all the odds for you to ensure you’re getting the best price.
When betting college football conference futures, there’s several specific factors to take into account, including:
- Star quarterbacks
- Returning production
- OL depth/cohesiveness
- Coaching prowess
Sift through what factors do and do not matter as much to craft an accurate view of each team. A lot of emphasis is put on recruiting classes, but the 2021-22 cycle likely won’t see the field for another year or two. Know which classes to look at and whether or not each team is good at developing talent. Teams like Iowa State and Baylor excel at developing talent whereas Texas consistently underperforms despite signing top classes.