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2012 Big 12 College Football Futures Preview

Just surviving the loss of Nebraska, Colorado, Missouri and Texas A&M is a huge victory for the 10-team Big 12. With the addition of West Virginia and TCU, they’ve actually cobbled together a pretty competitive conference. Big 12 fans can realistically expect to see five or six of their teams in the Top 25 at any given point in the season.

With at least four teams (Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and West Virginia) likely to be seriously contending for the Big 12 crown, college football futures bettors will want to keep a close eye on the ever changing odds. The best way of tracking futures odds is with an iPhone sports betting app from your favorite online sportsbook. Mobile betting apps are free and make life a lot easier for serious college football bettors.

2012 Big 12 Championship Futures Odds

• Oklahoma – +100
• Texas – +400
• TCU – +550
• West Virginia – +600
• Kansas State – +1200
• Oklahoma State – +1800
• Texas Tech – +3000
• Baylor – +4000
• Iowa State – +6500
• Kansas State – +10000

Texas Longhorns Ready to Re-Take the Big 12

The Texas Longhorns (8-5, 4-5, 7-6 ATS) have lingered in the Big 12 backwaters for far too long are ready to return their program to glory. After failing to beat a single ranked team in 2011 and getting humiliated 55-17 in the Red River Rivalry, surpassing last season shouldn’t be too tough.

Watch for QB David Ash (99-147, 1079 yds, 4 TDs, 8 INT) to take over the starting role on offense and do big things. Ash can run well (73-291 yds, 1 TD) when he has time and is backed up by a lot of returning starters on the offensive line.

The Longhorns catch a break with a bye week ahead of their trip to Stillwater to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-1, 4-5, 7-6 ATS). After OSU they face West Virginia (10-3, 5-2, 6-5-1 ATS) and Oklahoma (10-3, 6-3, 7-6 ATS). Should they sweep this brutal three road trial (Texas/OU is on a neutral field) they’ll definitely be in contention for the big prize.

Lady luck kisses UT again in November when they catch bye week 2 ahead of a visit from Big 12 newcomer, and giant killer, Texas Tech (5-7, 2-7, 6-6 ATS). College football bettors will recall that last year Tech wrecked OSU’s season and only lost by three points to then #3-ranked Oklahoma.

It will definitely take some work and a few lucky breaks, but Texas is our pick to be the 2012 Big 12 Champion.

Oklahoma Good, but Not Great

The Sooners (10-3, 6-3, 7-6 ATS) are always good, but sometimes struggle with greatness. Last season they seemed to overlook opponents like Texas Tech and Baylor (10-3, 6-3, 8-4) and paid the price.

Oklahoma QB Landry Jones (355-562, 4463 yds, 29 TD’s, 15 INT) has suffered two serious shoulder injuries that have kept him from reaching his full potential. With two bye weeks in September, the Sooners have little margin for error when it comes to late season injuries.

Can Big 12 Newcomers Compete?

The Big 12 did a great job picking up two quality additions to their roster in the off-season. So how will West Virginia and TCU fare in their inaugural Big 12 season?

The West Virginia Mountaineers (10-3, 5-2, 6-5-1 ATS) are crawling out of comeback mode and are a serious contender. Last season they played competitively with LSU and dominated a roster of nobodies. Their big test comes in November when they face TCU, OSU, and OU on consecutive Saturdays.

TCU is no stranger to big time games, but choked at critical moments last season. This year they’ll be hobbled by the loss of starters and poorly placed week one bye. The Horned Frogs finish out the season with a road game in Austin and Oklahoma at home. TCU will be good, but not spectacular in the their debut Big 12 season.

2012 Big 12 College Football Champion Predictions

• Our Pick: Texas Longhorns +400

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This article was written by Jess

Jess is the editor of MobileSportsBetting.com. His job duties include everything nobody else is doing, and making sure it all gets done on time. When he gets a chance, Jess loves to write about NFL, MLB, Formula 1, and tennis betting.

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