Big 12 2018

Discussion in 'Women's College' started by superpoke, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. Collegewhispers

    Oct 27, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew

    This was the season Dibbini guaranteed a Big Twelve Champhonship when he first took that job. Something tells me that won’t happen and Kansas State will finish second bottom behind Iowa State. Minatta has kept Iowa State at the basement and will continue to do so.

    West Virginia have a winning program and they are always going to be in the mix. Would love to see Kansas win it. Good coach and they are enjoyable to watch.
     
  2. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    WEEK SIX

    Standings

    Team Pts. W L D
    Oklahoma State 6 2 0 0
    West Virginia 6 2 0 0
    Texas 3 1 0 0
    Texas Tech 3 1 1 0
    Kansas 3 1 1 0
    Oklahoma 3 1 1 0
    TCU 1 0 1 1
    Iowa State 1 0 1 1
    Baylor 0 0 1 0
    Kansas State 0 0 2 0


    Scores

    Sept. 21
    TCU 2, Iowa State 2 (2OT)
    (15) Oklahoma State 3, Kansas State 1
    West Virginia 2, (22) Texas Tech 0
    (11) Texas 2, Baylor 1 (OT)
    (24) Kansas 2, Oklahoma 1 (2OT)

    Sept. 23
    (22) Texas Tech 3, Iowa State 0
    (15) Oklahoma State 2, (24) Kansas 1
    Oklahoma 1, Kansas State 0
    West Virginia 2, TCU 0


    Players of the Week (Sept. 25)

    Offensive: Marlo Zoller, Oklahoma State
    Defensive: Easther Mayi Kith, West Virginia
    Freshman: Mackenzie McFarland, Texas

    National Honors (Sept. 25)

    None


    RPI (via NCAA.com) – through Sept. 23

    10. Texas
    12. Oklahoma State
    15. Baylor
    17. Kansas
    23. West Virginia
    29. TCU
    53. Texas Tech
    66. Oklahoma
    113. Kansas State
    137. Iowa State


    Rankings (Sept. 24/25)

    United Soccer Coaches (Sept. 25)
    8. Texas
    13. Oklahoma State

    Top Drawer Soccer (Sept. 24)
    6. Texas
    17. Oklahoma State

    Soccer America (Sept. 25)
    6. Texas
    12. Oklahoma State
    23. West Virginia

    United Soccer Coaches Midwest Region (Sept. 25)
    1. Texas
    2. Oklahoma State
    3. West Virginia
    4. Texas Tech
    5. Kansas
    6. TCU
    7. Baylor
    10. Oklahoma

    Records
    Texas 9-0-1
    Oklahoma State 10-1
    Texas Tech 9-2
    TCU 7-2-2
    Kansas 7-2-2
    West Virginia 6-2-3
    Baylor 7-4
    Oklahoma 5-5-1
    Kansas State 4-5-2
    Iowa State 2-8-2


    Week Seven Games

    Sept. 28
    Kansas State at West Virginia
    TCU at Baylor
    (8) Texas at (13) Oklahoma State
    Texas Tech at Oklahoma

    Sept. 29
    Iowa State at Kansas

    Sept. 30
    (8) Texas at TCU
    Baylor at Texas Tech
    (13) Oklahoma State at Oklahoma
     
  3. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    It was an exciting opening weekend in the Big 12, and one that nearly changed the dynamic of the conference title race.

    Oklahoma State and West Virginia jumped to the front of the pack, with the Cowgirls sweeping the Kansas schools and the Mountaineers dumping both Texas Tech and TCU on the road. WVU had to be ready right away if they are going to contend, and they were up to the task. This was the West Virginia everyone expected at the start of the year. OSU was in control of the Kansas State match but had a fight on their hands with Kansas. The Cowgirls took advantage of some miscues in the second half to claim the points against a Jayhawk side that controlled the first half.

    Texas escaped disaster in the opening weekend, coming back to beat Baylor in overtime. The Bears had chances to end the game in regulation, but couldn't put a second goal in. These teams only played once this last weekend.

    Kansas took a hit in the title race by losing to Oklahoma State, but they're not out of things by any means. They fought hard on Friday night to come back and beat OU in overtime.

    Texas Tech and Oklahoma both did what could be expected - beat a bad team, lose to a good one. These teams look to be mid-table sides, and both got mid-table results.

    TCU did not escape disaster, losing to West Virginia and somehow garnering only a draw with Iowa State at home. The Horned Frogs question is answered; unless things get weird, they'll be a spoiler, not a title contender.

    Kansas State is sitting alone in last place, thanks to Iowa State picking up that miracle point in Fort Worth. KSU had chances against Oklahoma and plenty of time to get something done (OU scored in the first minute to win) and couldn't do it, which doesn't bode well.

    This week's schedule has some great matchups - TCU/Baylor will be a fight, and Texas Tech/Oklahoma will be important for mid-table placings down the line. The Sunday games should all be entertaining as well. But the unquestioned "game of the week" is Texas at Oklahoma State. This is a key match in the race for the conference title, and will be the Longhorns' first true road game since their draw with North Carolina. On the flip side, this is OSU's first home game after a four-game road trip.
     
  4. Collegewhispers

    Oct 27, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew

    I agree that Kansas are still going to be in the reckoning for top spot or at least top three.

    TCU- I think this will be a struggle this conference season. Although admittedly I have only seen one game.

    Kansas State- Dibbini has stated when he first got the job he would win the conference in 2018. This guy has a reputation of being an idiot but he in my opinion should be held to this standard this fall.

    Iowa state aren’t going to get anything done.
     
  5. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    I can't rip on Dibbini too much if he said that - it would have been stupid, yes, but the guy's trying to do 20 years' worth of catch-up. He would have needed something to sell, which now he actually has with K-State's facility plan.

    They're still in it, but Kansas is going to be the wild card in the title race. Conference play is what usually trips up the Jayhawks' seasons. Couple that with West Virginia seeming to find their form, and a typical KU team might not do better than fourth.
     
  6. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Well, this was an upside-down weekend in the Big 12. West Virginia is in the driver's seat again after two big upsets on Sunday.
     
  7. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    WEEK SEVEN

    Standings
    Team Pts. W L D
    West Virginia 9 3 0 0
    Oklahoma State 7 2 1 1
    Oklahoma 7 2 1 1
    Kansas 6 2 1 0
    Baylor 6 2 1 0
    Texas 4 1 1 1
    Texas Tech 4 1 2 1
    TCU 4 1 2 1
    Iowa State 1 0 2 1
    Kansas State 0 0 3 0


    Scores

    Sept. 28
    West Virginia 4, Kansas State 0
    Baylor 1, TCU 0
    (8) Texas 1, (13) Oklahoma State 1 (2OT)
    Texas Tech 0, Oklahoma 0 (2OT)

    Sept. 29
    Kansas 1, Iowa State 0

    Sept. 30
    TCU 1, (8) Texas 0
    Baylor 2, Texas Tech 0
    Oklahoma 2, (13) Oklahoma State 1


    Players of the Week (Oct. 2)

    Offensive: Jackie Crowther, Baylor
    Defensive: Jennifer Wandt, Baylor
    Freshman: Alina Stahl, West Virginia

    National Honors (Oct. 2)
    Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week – Sarah King, Baylor

    RPI (via NCAA.com) – through Sept. 30
    9. Baylor
    10. Texas
    16. Oklahoma State
    19. West Virginia
    24. TCU
    25. Kansas
    56. Oklahoma
    63. Texas Tech
    114. Kansas State
    141. Iowa State

    Rankings (Oct. 1/2/3)

    United Soccer Coaches (Oct. 2)
    13. Texas
    16. West Virginia
    21. Oklahoma State
    24. Baylor

    Top Drawer Soccer (Oct. 1)
    11. Texas
    23. Oklahoma State

    Soccer America (Oct. 2)
    13. Texas
    18. West Virginia
    24. Oklahoma State

    Hero Sports (Oct. 3)
    10. Texas
    12. West Virginia
    14. Oklahoma State
    22. Baylor

    United Soccer Coaches Midwest Region (Oct. 2)
    1. West Virginia
    2. Texas
    3. Baylor
    4. Oklahoma State
    5. Kansas
    6. TCU
    7. Texas Tech
    8. Oklahoma

    Records
    Texas 9-1-2
    Oklahoma State 10-2-1
    Kansas 8-2-2
    Texas Tech 9-3-1
    West Virginia 7-2-3
    TCU 8-3-2
    Baylor 9-4
    Oklahoma 6-5-2
    Kansas State 4-6-2
    Iowa State 2-9-2


    Week Eight Games

    Oct. 5

    (24) Baylor at (16) West Virginia
    Texas Tech at (21) Oklahoma State
    Kansas at Kansas State
    (13) Texas at Iowa State
    TCU at Oklahoma

    Oct. 7
    (13) Texas at (16) West Virginia
    (24) Baylor at Iowa State
     
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  8. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Last weekend was a game-changer in the Big 12 race. West Virginia is in complete control of the title chase heading into their games this weekend thanks to two big upsets on Sunday.

    The game of the week happened Friday night, with Texas traveling to Oklahoma State. Texas has not won in Stillwater since 2002, but has not lost there since 2009. This game ended up as another one in that string, with a highly physical, borderline out-of-control game. Oklahoma State had a game-winner waved off with around one minute remaining after a questionable foul call in the box, and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

    Both teams then lost Sunday, with Texas losing its first game of the year to TCU and Oklahoma State losing to an Oklahoma side they had already beaten earlier in the year. West Virginia, meanwhile, picked up its third conference win and has yet to allow a goal, and now the conference is wide open behind the Mountaineers.

    The UT and OSU losses have opened the door for Baylor and Kansas to get back in the title chase if WVU drops points. That, of course, will be the challenge. What could have shaped up very favorably for Oklahoma State now shifts to the Mountaineers; they have Baylor and Texas this weekend in Morgantown, and two wins should pretty much end the title chase. WVU still has to make its Oklahoma trip, but they get Kansas at home.

    Oklahoma is tied for second on points right now, but I don't expect that to last. Other than OSU, they haven't played any of the contenders yet.
     
  9. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Should also mention Texas is not at full strength right now - two of their players got called into the Canadian National Team for World Cup qualifying.
     
  10. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    WEEK EIGHT

    Standings
    Team Pts. W L D
    Baylor 12 4 1 0
    West Virginia 12 4 1 0
    Kansas 9 3 1 0
    Texas 7 2 2 1
    Oklahoma State 7 2 2 1
    Texas Tech 7 2 2 1
    TCU 7 2 2 1
    Oklahoma 7 2 2 1
    Iowa State 1 0 4 1
    Kansas State 0 0 4 0

    Scores

    Oct. 5
    (24) Baylor 1, (16) West Virginia 0 (OT)
    Texas Tech 1, (21) Oklahoma State 0
    Kansas 2, Kansas State 0
    (13) Texas 2, Iowa State 1
    TCU 1, Oklahoma 0 (2OT)

    Oct. 7
    (16) West Virginia 2, (13) Texas 1
    (24) Baylor 2, Iowa State 1 (2OT)


    Players of the Week (Oct. 9)
    Offensive: Bianca St. Georges, West Virginia
    Defensive: Marissa Zucchetto, Texas Tech
    Freshman: Jordan Brewster, West Virginia

    National Honors (Oct. 9)
    None


    RPI (via NCAA.com) – through Oct. 7
    8. Baylor
    15. Texas
    16. West Virginia
    23. Oklahoma State
    24. Kansas
    28. TCU
    43. Texas Tech
    51. Oklahoma
    112. Kansas State
    140. Iowa State


    Rankings (Oct. 8/9/10)

    United Soccer Coaches (Oct. 9)
    14. Baylor
    18. West Virginia
    20. Texas

    Top Drawer Soccer (Oct. 8)
    15. Texas
    21. Baylor
    23. Oklahoma State
    25. Kansas

    Soccer America (Oct. 9)
    18. Baylor
    19. West Virginia
    20. Texas

    Hero Sports (Oct. 10)
    14. West Virginia
    19. Texas
    21. Baylor
    22. Oklahoma State
    23. Kansas

    United Soccer Coaches Midwest Region (Oct. 9)
    1. Baylor
    2. West Virginia
    3. Texas
    4. Kansas
    5. TCU
    6. Texas Tech
    7. Oklahoma State
    8. Oklahoma


    Records
    Texas 10-2-2
    Kansas 9-2-2
    Oklahoma State 10-3-1
    Texas Tech 10-3-1
    Baylor 11-4
    TCU 9-3-2
    West Virginia 8-3-3
    Oklahoma 6-6-2
    Kansas State 4-7-2
    Iowa State 2-11-2


    Week Nine Games

    Oct. 12
    Texas Tech at Kansas State
    Oklahoma State at (14) Baylor
    (18) West Virginia at Iowa State
    TCU at Kansas
    Oklahoma at (20) Texas

    Oct. 14
    TCU at Kansas State
    Texas Tech at Kansas
     
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  11. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Well, the pattern of a title contender failing to seize an opportunity continues. In their seventh season, West Virginia finally lost a home match in Big 12 play and now Baylor is in complete control of the title chase. The Bears only have home games remaining, and will beat opponents up in all of them - Baylor is again one of the nation's biggest offenders in committing fouls.

    Kansas is still hanging around, three points back but with a game in hand. They still have both WVU and Baylor to play, so they are not out of things by any means.

    Then comes the logjam. The next five teams are all sitting on seven points with identical 2-2-1 records. This will sort itself out some, but it shows the strength of the mid-table teams (and the weaknesses two of the better teams are currently facing).

    Texas is hanging on, but it's clear they are not the same team without their Canadians. Getting those players back from National Team duty will be a boon for the Longhorns, though it's probably too late to save any conference title hopes.

    Oklahoma State is slumping, in large part because the injury bug has come to Stillwater. After three players went down in the Texas match, two more went down against Texas Tech, including the team's co-leading scorer. One of the two goalkeepers OSU has been rotating is also out, and the Cowgirls could very well end up with a four-match losing streak before Iowa State comes to town.

    Iowa State and Kansas State are still terrible.
     
  12. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    WEEK NINE

    Standings
    Team Pts. W L D
    Baylor 15 5 1 0
    West Virginia 15 5 1 0
    Texas Tech 13 4 2 1
    Kansas 12 4 2 0
    Texas 10 3 2 1
    TCU 10 3 3 1
    Oklahoma State 7 2 3 1
    Oklahoma 7 2 3 1
    Iowa State 1 0 5 1
    Kansas State 0 0 6 0


    Scores

    Oct. 12
    Texas Tech 2, Kansas State 0
    (14) Baylor 1, Oklahoma State 0
    (18) West Virginia 2, Iowa State 0
    Kansas 2, TCU 1 (OT)
    (20) Texas 3, Oklahoma 2

    Oct. 14
    TCU 2, Kansas State 1
    Texas Tech 2, Kansas 1 (OT)


    Players of the Week (Oct. 16)

    Offensive: Alexa Adams, Texas
    Defensive: Marissa Zucchetto, Texas Tech
    Freshman: Cassandra Hiatt, Texas Tech

    National Honors (Oct. 16)

    None


    RPI (via NCAA.com) – through Oct. 14
    5. Baylor
    11. Texas
    18. West Virginia
    23. Kansas
    24. Oklahoma State
    28. TCU
    38. Texas Tech
    61. Oklahoma
    128. Kansas State
    134. Iowa State

    Rankings (Oct. 15/16/17)

    United Soccer Coaches (Oct. 16)
    13. Baylor
    16. West Virginia
    17. Texas

    Top Drawer Soccer (Oct. 15)
    13. Texas
    20. Baylor
    23. West Virginia
    24. Texas Tech

    Soccer America (Oct. 16)
    15. Baylor
    16. West Virginia
    17. Texas

    Hero Sports (Oct. 17)
    11. West Virginia
    16. Texas
    17. Baylor
    21. Oklahoma State
    25. Kansas

    United Soccer Coaches Midwest Region (Oct. 16)
    1. Baylor
    2. West Virginia
    3. Texas
    4. Texas Tech
    5. Kansas
    6. TCU
    7. Oklahoma State
    10. Oklahoma

    Records
    Texas 11-2-2
    Texas Tech 12-3-1
    Baylor 12-4
    Kansas 10-3-2
    West Virginia 9-3-3
    Oklahoma State 10-4-1
    TCU 10-4-2
    Oklahoma 6-7-2
    Kansas State 4-9-2
    Iowa State 2-12-2


    Week Ten Games

    Oct. 19
    (16) West Virginia at Oklahoma State
    Kansas State at (13) Baylor
    Texas Tech at TCU
    Iowa State at Oklahoma
    Kansas at (17) Texas

    Oct. 21
    Iowa State at Oklahoma State
    Kansas State at (17) Texas
    (16) West Virginia at Oklahoma
    Kansas at (13) Baylor
     
  13. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Only major surprise last week in the Big 12 was Texas Tech taking down Kansas in Lawrence. It puts the Red Raiders technically back in the title chase, but they'd need a lot of help. Kansas can still claim a share, but they'll likely have to win out to do so and their remaining schedule consists of the three ranked teams, all on the road.

    Baylor and West Virginia are out in front, with Baylor still in control of the race. A tie would seem likely, but this has not been a season where the likely outcome has been the common one.

    Texas and TCU are still in good shape RPI-wise, and Texas will get a big boost as the CONCACAF Women's Championship is concluding and their two Canadian stars, Julia Grosso and Emma Regan, will rejoin the team. Texas may be out of the regular-season title chase, but they'll be a threat in the conference tournament and dangerous in the NCAAs. TCU is plugging away and getting solid results.

    The other team that is in good shape for a tournament bid, at least RPI-wise, is Oklahoma State, but the Cowgirls are a triage unit right now. Co-leading scorer Marlo Zoller missed the Baylor game with an injury, and the other co-leading scorer, Haley Woodard, went down in that game. Defender Hannah Webb also had to be taken off the field. A season that had a lot of promise has been derailed, and it's unclear how strong the Cowgirls will be in time for the conference tournament.

    Oklahoma is probably outside looking in; just not enough results. But the Sooners are much improved this season over last, which I would think would ease the heat (if there is any) on Matt Potter.

    Iowa State and Kansas State are still terrible.
     
  14. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just an FYI, based on games through 10/14, the Big Twelve was #2 in the average RPI list, behind the SEC and ahead of the ACC and Pac 12.
     
  15. kemetkind

    kemetkind New Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    This is an unfair characterization of Baylor this season. I've seen a few games and they can keep the ball when they need to and have a great mix of both direct and possession play. Their freshman look terrific, and their ability to combine in the attacking third is beyond most big 12 teams. Based on their Texas game where they dominated a more talented and athletic team, I think Baylor is the most complete team in the big 12...nothing like their enforcer teams of the past.
     
  16. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    I don't think it's unfair at all. It's who Baylor is. They are overly aggressive and physical regardless of their skill level, their opponent's skill level, or the necessity of being aggressive and physical.

    Coming into this weekend, Baylor was fifth-worst nationally in total fouls committed and eighth-worst nationally in fouls per game.
     
  17. kemetkind

    kemetkind New Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    What is your source to pull national aggregate fouls?

    I browsed Baylor's box scores and dumped to a spreadsheet. Baylor has averaged 11.7 fouls per game, and their opponents 8.9...basically 3 fouls per game net.

    Digging in a little, it looks like Baylor doesn't foul much more than their opponents in power 5 games against stronger teams. Their power 5 fouls per game are still ~12, but stronger opponents are fouling them ~10 per game.

    Their only power 5 games with a substantial foul differential with their opponents were Iowa State and OK State. Throw those two outliers out and BU's power 5 fouls this season are 106 to opponents 104.

    They're clearly a physical, aggressive team with speed on the flanks and size up top. Just seems to me watching them play the thing that jumps out isn't that they're "beating up" opponents, but that they seem capable of dynamism through the midfield (and they aren't using internationals to do it).
     
  18. Glove Stinks

    Glove Stinks Member

    Jan 20, 2014
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
  19. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Alternatively, and better yet, go here for Baylor's fouls per game and rank (there are 335 teams in total): http://stats.ncaa.org/teams/441578. This indicates that Baylor's average fouls per game is 12.56, not that far off from your number. The 12.56 is based on official box scores entered into the NCAA's scoring system and vetted by both teams involved in a game.
     
  20. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Glove Stinks and cpthomas answered it, though I'd been going with the 333 number rather than 335, so that would adjust Baylor's placement.

    It may have sounded like I was trying to put Baylor down, but it really is just part of who they are. It's been that way for years, even through coaching changes.
     
  21. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    WEEK TEN

    Standings
    Team Pts. W L D
    Baylor 21 7 1 0
    West Virginia 21 7 1 0
    Texas 16 5 2 1
    TCU 13 4 3 1
    Texas Tech 13 4 3 1
    Kansas 12 4 4 0
    Oklahoma 10 3 4 1
    Oklahoma State 7 2 5 1
    Iowa State 4 1 6 1
    Kansas State 0 0 8 0


    Scores

    Oct. 19
    (16) West Virginia 2, Oklahoma State 1
    (13) Baylor 1, Kansas State 0
    TCU 2, Texas Tech 0
    Oklahoma 2, Iowa State 1
    (17) Texas 2, Kansas 0

    Oct. 21
    Iowa State 2, Oklahoma State 0
    (17) Texas 4, Kansas State 0
    (16) West Virginia 4, Oklahoma 1
    (13) Baylor 3, Kansas 1


    Players of the Week (Oct. 23)
    Offensive: Hannah Abraham, West Virginia
    Defensive: Nicole Curry, Texas
    Freshman: Julia Grosso, Texas


    National Honors (Oct. 23)
    TopDrawerSoccer National Team of the Week – Messiah Bright, TCU – Honorable Mention


    RPI (via NCAA.com) – through Oct. 21
    4. Baylor
    9. Texas
    12. West Virginia
    23. TCU
    30. Kansas
    40. Oklahoma State
    41. Texas Tech
    79. Oklahoma
    130. Kansas State
    138. Iowa State


    Rankings (Oct. 22/23/24)
    United Soccer Coaches (Oct. 23)
    10. Baylor
    13. West Virginia
    17. Texas

    Top Drawer Soccer (Oct. 22)
    12. Texas
    17. Baylor
    19. West Virginia
    25. TCU

    Soccer America (Oct. 23)
    10. Baylor
    11. West Virginia
    12. Texas

    Hero Sports (Oct. 24)
    6. West Virginia
    12. Texas
    15. Baylor

    United Soccer Coaches Midwest Region (Oct. 23)
    1. Baylor
    2. West Virginia
    3. Texas
    4. TCU
    5. Texas Tech
    6. Kansas
    7. Oklahoma State
    10. Oklahoma


    Records
    Texas 13-2-2
    Baylor 14-4
    West Virginia 11-3-3
    Texas Tech 12-4-1
    TCU 11-4-2
    Kansas 10-5-2
    Oklahoma State 10-6-1
    Oklahoma 7-8-2
    Kansas State 4-11-2
    Iowa State 3-13-2


    Week Eleven Games

    Oct. 25
    Kansas at (13) West Virginia
    Kansas State at Iowa State
    TCU at Oklahoma State
    Oklahoma at (10) Baylor
    (17) Texas at Texas Tech
     
  22. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Another mostly-expected week, but one big surprise has kept the conference tournament field from being set. Here's how things stand going into Thursday's final night.

    Baylor and West Virginia remain tied atop the standings. Baylor has the easier home game against Oklahoma, but Kansas has been stumbling a bit and West Virginia should also be expected to win. If there's a tie, Baylor has the tiebreaker and would be the top seed for the conference tournament, though both teams would claim the regular season title.

    Texas is alone in third, but can still be caught by TCU or Texas Tech. The Longhorns only need a draw with Tech to clinch the No. 3 spot, but both TCU and Tech have a shot at it if the Longhorns lose. TCU holds the tiebreaker over any team that might create a tie with them.

    Kansas is one point too far back to shoot for No. 3, but can still finish as high as fourth. Oklahoma currently loses any tiebreaker, but can finish as high as the fifth seed if their goal differential with Texas Tech flips to their favor.

    Iowa State is terrible and has been all season. They're also likely to make the conference tournament now. Oklahoma State's injury woes caused a big losing streak, but now they're in free fall after failing to break it and picking up an inexcusable loss to the Cyclones on Sunday. OSU needs only a point to clinch the final spot, but at this point, I don't think they can get it. The only scenario that keeps the Cowgirls out of the conference tournament is a loss to TCU and an Iowa State win. Since ISU plays Kansas State, that's exactly what I expect to happen. It's just stunning how much injuries have ruined the Cowgirls.

    Kansas State's goal differential in Big 12 play is -17, and they are on track to post the eighth winless season (and seventh fully-defeated season) in Big 12 history. Thankfully, their misery ends Thursday.

    Here are the possible seeds for the Big 12 Tournament:
    Baylor - 1 or 2
    West Virginia - 1 or 2
    Texas - 3, 4, or 5
    TCU - 3, 4, 5, or 6
    Texas Tech - 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7
    Kansas - 4, 5, 6, or 7
    Oklahoma - 5, 6, or 7
    Oklahoma State - 8
    Iowa State - 8

    Tiebreakers: Baylor over West Virginia, TCU over Texas, TCU over Texas Tech, TCU over Oklahoma, Oklahoma over Oklahoma State, Iowa State over Oklahoma State.

    Texas Tech currently holds a tiebreaker over Oklahoma on goal differential. Texas would currently win a three-way tie with TCU and Texas Tech on goal differential (head-to-head is not applied on a three-way tie, even though TCU beat both teams).

    ******************************

    NCAA-wise, Baylor, WVU, Texas, TCU, and Kansas are all probably good to go. Texas Tech and Oklahoma State are still on the bubble thanks to RPI, but Tech could use a good result, and I think OSU has played themselves out of the tournament no matter what. You just can't lose to a team as bad as Iowa State.
     
  23. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    WEEK ELEVEN

    Standings

    Team Pts. W L D
    Baylor 24 8 1 0
    West Virginia 21 7 2 0
    Texas 16 5 3 1
    TCU 16 5 3 1
    Texas Tech 16 5 3 1
    Kansas 15 5 4 0
    Oklahoma 10 3 5 1
    Iowa State 7 2 6 1
    Oklahoma State 7 2 6 1
    Kansas State 0 0 9 0

    Scores

    Oct. 25
    Kansas 2, (13) West Virginia 1 (OT)
    Iowa State 1, Kansas State 0
    TCU 3, Oklahoma State 2
    (10) Baylor 1, Oklahoma 0
    Texas Tech 1, (17) Texas 0

    Records

    Baylor 15-4
    Texas 13-3-2
    Texas Tech 13-4-1
    TCU 12-4-2
    West Virginia 11-4-3
    Kansas 11-5-2
    Oklahoma State 10-7-1
    Oklahoma 7-9-2
    Kansas State 4-12-2
    Iowa State 4-13-2


    Big 12 Tournament

    Oct. 28
    (1) Baylor vs. (8) Iowa State – 11:30 AM CT
    (4) TCU vs. (5) Texas Tech – 2:00 PM CT
    (2) West Virginia vs. (7) Oklahoma – 5:30 PM CT
    (3) Texas vs. (6) Kansas – 8 PM CT

    Nov. 2
    SEMIFINAL 1 – 4:30 PM CT
    SEMIFINAL 2 – 7 PM CT

    Nov. 4
    FINAL – 2:30 PM CT – Fox Sports 1
     
  24. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Some upsets tonight in the Big 12, and exciting games all around. The drag is that a team that clearly doesn't belong will be in the conference tournament, which hurts the entire league.

    Kansas found a winner to hand West Virginia their second home Big 12 loss and hand the conference title to Baylor. It's Baylor's first regular season title in 20 years. But, it's a little bittersweet for the Jayhawks, as other results meant their conference position didn't improve.

    Texas Tech upset Texas in Lubbock, and then TCU beat Oklahoma State to forge a three-way tie. If I'm reading things correctly, that then gave Texas the number 3 spot again thanks to a superior goal differential. Basically, all TCU winning did was turn their match with Tech from a 3-6 game to a 4-5 game.

    As expected, Iowa State beat Kansas State. So Oklahoma State, who finally got most of their top players back tonight, will miss the Big 12 tournament for the first time since 2005. OSU ends the season on a six-game losing streak after looking like a conference title contender and a threat for a good NCAA run four weeks ago. I'm sick for the Cowgirls and embarrassed for the conference; Iowa State has the worst overall record in the league.

    Kansas State becomes the eighth team to go winless in Big 12 play, and the seventh to do it by losing all their games. It can't get much worse; we'll see how the Wildcats build up next year.

    The conference tournament begins Sunday under an odd new format; the first round will be this weekend, then a week off before the semifinals and finals.
     
  25. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    WEEK ELEVEN (continued)

    Scores
    Oct. 28 – Big 12 Tournament Round 1
    (1) Baylor 3, (8) Iowa State 0
    (5) Texas Tech 0, (4) TCU 0 (2OT) – Texas Tech wins 5-3 on penalty kicks
    (2) West Virginia 3, (7) Oklahoma 0
    (3) Texas 0, (6) Kansas 0 (2OT) – Texas wins 3-1 on penalty kicks

    Records
    Baylor 16-4
    Texas 13-3-3
    Texas Tech 13-4-2
    West Virginia 12-4-3
    TCU 12-4-3
    Kansas 11-5-3
    Oklahoma State 10-7-1
    Oklahoma 7-10-2
    Kansas State 4-12-2
    Iowa State 4-14-2

    Players of the Week (Oct. 26)
    Offensive: Katie McClure, Kansas
    Defensive: Sarah Peters, Kansas
    Freshman: Sarah Peters, Kansas

    National Honors (Oct. 23)

    TopDrawerSoccer National Team of the Week
    Cassandra Hiatt, Texas Tech
    Julie James, Baylor

    RPI (via NCAA.com) – through Oct. 28
    3. Baylor
    10. Texas
    14. West Virginia
    20. TCU
    22. Kansas
    34. Texas Tech
    52. Oklahoma State
    92. Oklahoma
    137. Iowa State
    161. Kansas State


    Rankings
    United Soccer Coaches (Oct. 30)
    9. Baylor
    14. West Virginia
    18. Texas

    Top Drawer Soccer (Oct. 29)
    10. Texas
    17. Baylor
    21. West Virginia

    Soccer America (Oct. 30)
    7. Baylor
    17. West Virginia
    18. Texas Tech
    19. Texas

    Hero Sports (Nov. 2)
    7. West Virginia
    10. Baylor
    14. Texas
    23. TCU

    United Soccer Coaches Midwest Region (Oct. 30)
    1. Baylor
    2. West Virginia
    3. Texas
    4. Texas Tech
    5. TCU
    6. Kansas
    9. Oklahoma State

    Big 12 Tournament

    Nov. 2
    (1) Baylor vs. (5) Texas Tech – 4:30 PM CT
    (2) West Virginia vs. (3) Texas – 7 PM CT

    Nov. 4
    FINAL – 2:30 PM CT – Fox Sports 1

    2018 Big 12 Honors

    Offensive Player of the Year: Cyera Hintzen, Texas
    Defensive Player of the Year: Bianca St. Georges, West Virginia
    Freshmen of the Year: Messiah Bright, TCU and Julia Grosso, Texas
    Coach of the Year: Paul Jobson, Baylor

    First Team
    GK-Rylee Foster, West Virginia
    D-Bianca St. Georges, West Virginia (unanimous selection)
    D-Easther Mayi Kith, West Virginia
    D-Sarah King, Baylor
    MF-Haley Berg, Texas
    MF-Julie James, Baylor
    MF-Yazmeen Ryan, TCU
    F-Cyera Hintzen, Texas
    F-Grace Hagan, Kansas
    F-Sh’Nia Gordon, West Virginia
    U-Kaylee Dao, Oklahoma

    Second Team
    GK-Jennifer Wandt, Baylor
    D-Vanessa Flores, West Virginia
    D-Jordan Brewster, West Virginia
    D-Kim Rodriguez, Oklahoma State
    MF-Julia Grosso, Texas
    MF-Karitas Tomasdottir, TCU
    MF-Grace Cutler, West Virginia
    F-Katie McClure, Kansas
    F-Camryn Wendlandt, Baylor
    F-Messiah Bright, TCU
    U-Paige Welch, Oklahoma

    All-Freshman Team
    GK-Sarah Peters, Kansas
    D-Cassandra Hiatt, Texas Tech
    D/F-Jordan Brewster, West Virginia
    D/F-Kayley Ables, Baylor
    MF-Taylor Moon, Baylor
    MF-Julia Grosso, Texas (unanimous selection)
    MF-Addison Clark, West Virginia
    MF-Grace Yochum, Oklahoma State
    F-Messiah Bright, TCU (unanimous selection)
    F-Maddy Warren, TCU
    F-Mackenzie McFarland, Texas
     

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