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Odds to win Big 12 heading into 2023 College Football season

The oddsmakers favor the Texas Longhorns to win the Big 12 Championship Game for the first time since the Mack Brown era.

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Week 5 update: Texas remains undefeated after beating Kansas at home in Week 5. They take on undefeated Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown next week. Baylor staged a massive fourth quarter comeback to defeat UCF in Week 5, and TCU fell to West Virginia.

Whether the Texans Longhorns are #Back remains unclear. However, for the first time since Mack Brown last roamed the sidelines at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium, they enter the season as the odds-on favorite to win the Big 12 Championship.

The hype surrounding Texas stems in no small part from the quarterbacks in Austin. Quinn Ewers returns after a promising first season under center for the Longhorns and has plenty of talented company in the QB room. Arch Manning joined the squad this year and Maalik Murphy has shown tremendous promise as well. While the offense lost running back Bijan Robinson to the NFL this offseason, the supporting cast remains talented with all three of their leading pass catchers from 2022 returning.

While the Longhorns have trended upward heading into the season, the excitement seems more muted for the rival Oklahoma Sooners. Though they come in just behind Texas in the odds, 2022’s 6-7 record didn’t quite start the new coaching staff on the right foot. Oklahoma will try to correct course this season with an experienced defense and returning QB Dillon Gabriel.

Some might wonder where that leaves the TCU Horned Frogs who made it all the way to the national championship last season before falling to the Georgia Bulldogs. With so much talent leaving the program — quarterback Max Duggan and wide receiver Quentin Johnston left for the NFL — the Horned Frogs will have a difficult time replicating last year’s unexpected success.

Odds to win the 2023 Big 12 Championship Game from DraftKings Sportsbook (as of 10/2)

Texas -140
Oklahoma +190
Kansas State +800
Kansas +3500
West Virginia +4000
TCU +5000
Texas Tech +6000
BYU +7000
UCF +10000
Baylor +10000
Oklahoma State +15000
Cincinnati +15000
Iowa State +30000
Houston +30000

Preseason odds to win Big 12

Texas +100
Oklahoma +360
Kansas State +550
Texas Tech +1000
TCU +1600
Baylor +1800
UCF +2500
Kansas +3500
Oklahoma State +4000
BYU +8000
Iowa State +8000
Cincinnati +10000
West Virginia +15000
Houston +20000