For many recruiting targets, particularly those in the 2015 class, Texas and Oklahoma represent the old guard. Undefeated Baylor and one-loss Oklahoma State are the next big thing.
The Bears and Cowboys, No. 4 and No. 10, respectively, in the BCS, are the hottest teams in the Big 12, and Baylor is in the running for a berth in the BCS national title game. Although Texas and Oklahoma are still the conference’s traditional powers, Art Briles and Mike Gundy have their teams making moves.