The Big 12 is doing more with less.
The men’s basketball programs in the 10-team league have already collected 23 wins over nationally ranked schools this season.
For comparison sake, the 10-team American Conference has a total of 7 wins vs. ranked foes in 2013-14 and the 10-team Big East Conference has 5. The Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences – with 12 schools each – have recorded 17 and 10 wins against rated teams, while the 14-team SEC has 7 such wins and the 15-team ACC has 13 wins over ranked schools
Ten teams nation-wide have at least 3 victories over rated opponents this winter and 5 of them – Kansas, Iowa State, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas State – reside in the Big 12.
The Big 12 may have just 10 members, but their signature wins lead its college basketball peers by a large margin.