Last Updated on August 26, 2020
College football season is happening and even though it’s going to look a little different this year, the Big 12 is still Oklahoma’s conference to lose. The Sooners have won the last four Big 12 titles and eight of the last 10, dating all the way back to 2004.
The Big 12 Championship Game was dropped from 2010 to 2017 because the conference ironically only had 11 teams. The minimum number of teams required by the NCAA to hold a conference title game is 12. With conference realignment, the Big 12 is back to 12 schools and it’s been all Oklahoma since then.
Oddsmakers tend to believe that Oklahoma’s dominance will continue in 2020. In addition to winning the three Big 12 Championship Games since its return, the Sooners have made the College Football Playoff in four of its first six seasons. A National Championship continues to elude Oklahoma, but that doesn’t change their dominance in the conference.
For the third consecutive year, Oklahoma is looking to replace a top quarterback who made the jump to the NFL. It’s Spencer Rattler’s turn to take over the air-raid offense after dominant years from Jalen Hurts, Kyler Murray, and Baker Mayfield. Oklahoma opened as the No. 5 team in the country on the AP Top 25 Poll.
Although Oklahoma is the odds-on favorite to win the Big 12, the Texas Longhorns aren’t far behind at +175. Despite finishing with an 8-5 record last season, Texas opens as No. 14 in the AP Poll.
Big 12 Championship odds via DraftKings Sportsbook.
Big 12 Championship Odds 2020