The 2018 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship tips off this weekend at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
Baylor is the No. 1 seed after running the table in conference play, for the third time in program history, en route to its eighth-straight Big 12 regular season title.
Texas is the No. 2 seed, while a tiebreaker had to be applied to determine the third seed. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State each finished with an 11-7 record in league play. They each split the two contests this season against each other. So, in order to determine seeding between the Sooners and the Cowgirls, their records had to be compared against the rest of the league, starting at the top and going down until a decision could be made.
Both teams lost twice to Baylor and twice to Texas. Against TCU, Oklahoma went 1-1, while Oklahoma State went 2-0. That edge put the Cowgirls as the three seed and Oklahoma as the four seed.
TCU is No. 5, and West Virginia is No. 6.
Iowa State’s win over Kansas Tuesday night put the Cyclones in a tiebreaker with Kansas State as each team finished the regular season with a 7-11 record. The two teams went 1-1 against each other. They also both lost twice to Baylor and Texas. They went 1-1 against Oklahoma State and 0-2 against Oklahoma.
Against TCU, Iowa State went 1-1, while the Wildcats went 0-2. That put the Cyclones at the No. 7 seed and Kansas State at No. 8.
Rounding out the standings are No. 9 Kansas and No. 10 Texas Tech.
Kansas State will take on Kansas at 6 p.m. Friday to kick off the Big 12 tournament followed by an 8:30 p.m. tip between Iowa State and Texas Tech.
Saturday features a full slate of action as Oklahoma will battle TCU at 11 a.m. before Baylor faces the winner between Kansas State and Kansas at 1:30 p.m. Texas will then take on the winner between Iowa State and Texas Tech, while Oklahoma State will finish the night with an 8:30 p.m. game against West Virginia.
Semifinal action will take place at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday before the championship is played at 8 p.m. on Monday.