If the Baylor Bears win their final two games at Texas Tech and at home against Texas, they will collect the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Big 12 Conference postseason tournament.
Kansas (13-1) and Kansas State (11-3) are one-two in the conference, followied by a three-way tie for third place at 9-5 between Baylor, Texas A&M and Missouri.
If Baylor, A&M and Missouri ends the season with the same conference records, the Bears own all pertinent tiebreakers between those teams. Baylor beat Missouri in their only head-to-head matchup, and also split its two games with A&M.
The Aggies, meanwhile, also defeated Missouri in their only head-to-head battle.
In the Big 12, head-to-head matchups are the critera used for the first tiebreaker. The second tiebreaker: If the two teams are tied and they are from the same division, the team who won the head-to-bead matchup gets the higher seed.
But if there's still a tie, the team with the better divisional record will receive the higher seed. In this case, Baylor is 6-2 against the South while A&M is 5-3 against the South, and Missouri is 5-3 against the North.
A&M has a home game remaining against Oklahoma State and a road game at Oklahoma, while Missouri entertains Iowa State and plays at Kansas.
But as long as the Bears win their last two games, it won't matter what A&M and Missouri does. The No. 3 seed will belong to Baylor.
By the way, the top four seeds will receive a bye in the first round of the Big 12 postseason tournament.
-- Dwain Price