College basketball fans are always arguing about how their teams stack up — and how their conferences compare. The big leagues are full of partisans who love to shout about the dominance and discrediting conferences.

So, as the men’s basketball season heads into its final months, which conference is on top? The Big Ten? Yes, Purdue has the No. 1. The Southeastern Conference? Yes, Tennessee is number one. 2. Arizona and U.C.L.A. The Pac-12 is also doing well.

The conference is by far the most important and profound of the season. Big 12.

For your safety, Big Consistently strong, 12 in These are the most recent years. The After all, the past two national championships went to Baylor and Kansas. But what’s different this season is its depth: Not just three or four teams, but eight or nine in The 10-team Big Twelve players have reached a very high standard this season.

The The dominance of the country was further emphasized on Saturday when Big Twelve teams beat the SEC team 7-3 in Interconference Challenge Event. Unranked Oklahoma is the game that was most surprising. It’s only 2-6. in Big 12 play. Defeated then-No. 2 Alabama, at 93-69. Grant Sherfield scored 30 points.

The Big 12’s success has come even though the depth brings with it an unfortunate handicap: The Teams will have to face off for most of the second-half of the season. It is almost impossible to find a team that has fewer than five players. Big Twelve teams lose to one strong team Big 12 team. Those extra L’s on the record often bring less respect from Top 25 voters and sometimes the N.C.A.A. seeding committee.

Nevertheless, ESPN’s Bracketology projects the Big Twelve to get two No. 2 seeds (Kansas & Texas), a No. 3 seed (Kansas State), and three No. 4 seed (Baylor State, Iowa State, and T.C.U. Among its eight tournament teams.

Even teams in the lowest places Big Twelve are quite good. Oklahoma, Alabama’s recent vanquisher, is tied in Second-to-last Place in The conference standings are ranked. in The 30s and 40s are the most nationally ranked by computers. They could be in the tournament. Texas Tech is last in the conference, but has still been ranked in The top 65 computers ranked by the most were also winners of its challenge game, which was won against Louisiana State.

The conference is just like any other. Big The N.B.A. will take 12 players with them. Next season: Gradey Dick, Jalen Wilson of Kansas, Keyonte Georg of Baylor projected as first-rounders.

The conference could also be energized by a potential boost: The Big Twelve next season will also include Central Florida’s Brigham Young and Cincinnati. They are respectable, even world-beaters. Houston will be included, as it is the current No. It will also add Houston, currently the No. in It is the largest country. It should lessen the sadness of Texas and Oklahoma losing to the SEC during the 2025/26 season.

The end result is the Big How it performs will undoubtedly determine 12 in N.C.A.A. Tournament, which is a one-and done event that leaves many possible outcomes. As of right now, however, it looks just as strong as before. in years.