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Big 12 Power Index: A two-team race unfolds at the top

The Big 12 race hasn’t even hit the home stretch, but it appears that there will only be two combatants duking it out to the finish line.

Texas Tech’s 89-81 win over West Virginia on Wednesday effectively took the Mountaineers out of that race barring a meltdown up front. The race is down to Kansas and Baylor, with both also battling for No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament.

If things hold form, there’s no reason for the tournament committee to avoid rewarding both teams despite their being in the same conference. Last season, three ACC teams were awarded No.