Texas a legitimate Big 12 contender

Texas Longhorns

2013-14: 24-11 (11-7)
In-conference offense: 1.06 points per possession (7th)
In-conference defense: 1.05 points allowed per possession (4th)

The Longhorns will be deep and experienced this season, a luxury that head coach Rick Barnes hasn't had in a while. In addition to returning every rotation player from a season ago, Texas adds 6-foot-11 freshman Myles Turner, the No. 2 prospect in the ESPN 100. He will give Texas more size than it had last season when its lineup often consisted of 6-foot-9 Cameron Ridley, 6-foot-8 Jonathan Holmes and three guards.