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The biggest surprises and disappointments in the Big 12

OSU was disappointing as a team but its big three mostly lived up to the hype.



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OK, we get it, OSU was a disappointment this season. Unless you’ve been driving a tractor on the Gundy farm living under a rock for the last four months you already knew that.

But just how disappointing were they? And which other teams were disappointing? Which ones were a total surprise?

I went back and looked up the preseason Big 12 picks, here’s a look:

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Much to the chagrin of OSU fans, OU and Texas were your biggest surprises.

Other than those two and the Ford-Drew one-two punch (which is equivalent to the one-two punch of a five-year-old after inhaling too much laughing gas at the dentist), everybody else was within one spot of where they were picked.

But what about players? I rounded up the preseason All-Big 12 team (there was a first and honorable mention but I just made it a first and second team) and compared it to the postseason team. If you got first team you got a “1”, second team a “2”, third team a “3”, honorable mention a “4”, and nothing a “5.”

Here’s a look:

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That Baylor duo should certainly be a lot better than that.

Also, Juwan Staten took the spot everybody thought Eron Harris was going to take. Related: WVU scares me in the Big 12 Tournament.

I thought it was sort of a sham that Nash didn’t get at least third team. I’m biased (obviously) because I watched him all year but I thought he deserved that.

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