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What did we miss with Kansas?

Rumors of the Jayhawks' demise as kings of the Big 12 have been greatly exaggerated. Chris Covatta/Getty Images

We all said it -- I said it, too -- so often that it became something of a cliché: Kansas will have a tough time winning an 11th consecutive league title in this season's stronger and deeper Big 12.

It would appear someone forgot to tell Kansas. After beating Texas 75-62 in Austin, the Jayhawks are ideally positioned to extend their incredible streak of shared or outright Big 12 regular-season championships. KU sits atop the standings at 5-1, with two road wins (over the Longhorns and Baylor) already safely tucked away. What did all of us miss when we were administering last rites to the Jayhawks' streak?

I dare say we missed two things.