Baylor is getting tested early in the non-conference season as they have to travel to Kansas on Monday and then host Missouri on Saturday. Both Kansas and Missouri will be ranked in the top 10 once the new polls come out on Monday, and the nation will finally know if Baylor is a contender for the national championship.
Texas is looking to right the ship after their loss to Missouri but their week is being played against a pair of ranked teams, and it seems that their corp group of freshman may have hit a wall as Texas has gone 3-3 over their last six games.
TCU is hoping their soft non-conference schedule gave their team some confidence and they will find out early once the take on UNLV in Las Vegas Tuesday night. My guess is no.
SMU is just trying to tread water with Conference USA just getting underway. They have a winnable game against Houston on Wednesday but then they take on conference leader Memphis.
Monday Jan. 16
Baylor Bears at Kansas Jayhawks, 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN 2)
Wednesday Jan. 18
Houston Cougars at SMU Mustangs 8 p.m. ET (SMU All-access)
Texas Longhorns at Kansas St. Wildcats 9 p.m. ET (ESPN 2)
TCU Horned Frogs at UNLV Runnin' Rebels 10:30 p.m. ET (The Mtn.)
Saturday Jan. 21
SMU Mustangs at Memphis Tigers 1 p.m. ET (SMU All-access)
Missouri Tigers at Baylor Bears 2 p.m. ET (ESPN)
TCU Horned Frogs at Boise St. Broncos 3:30 p.m. ET (The Mtn.)
Kansas Jayhawks at Texas Longhorns 4 p.m. ET (CBS)
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