The College football season is almost rolling out, and teams have been preparing to beat each other to the title. In a Big 12 season that the race at the top was tight, things at the bottom were lazily relaxed, with Iowa State earning the shameful honor of being the last team in the conference in 2014. Iowa State had no win in the regular season, ensuring they had their worst seasons with a 0-9 conference record, making Coach Paul Rhoads a miserable man. Things have rigorously changed in the offseason and teams in the Big 12 have new strategies in place, hoping for the best in 2015. But truth be told, not all can win the conference or witness continuous success in the college football betting odds. Bearing that in mind, let us look at the teams that are likely to among the worst in the Big 12 in 2015.
Which Will Be the Worst NCAA Football Odds Big 12 Teams in 2015
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The 2015 Big 12 preseason power rankings place the Jayhawk at the bottom of the conference, coming in as the team that is most likely to finish the season at the bottom of the conference. Over the last two seasons, the Hawks have managed to win just one regular season game in conference play. In their last 47 straight league games in the NCAAF betting lines, they have entered as underdogs, and there is no hope of them coming off this level any time soon.
After beginning the season 2014 with a 2-2 record, they fired coach Charlie Weis, prompting linebackers coach Clint Bowen to take over for the rest of the season, as the interim head coach. They finished the season 3-9 overall coming in at position nine in the conference. And although they have had a change of guard, with David Beaty becoming the sixth coach in five years, the team has barely made any good player addition, forecasting another bleak season.
Iowa State Cyclones
For a team that won no conference game in 2014 (with a 2-10 overall record), there seems to be no silver lining for Cyclones in 2015. In the preseason polls, they are a position on top of the Jayhawks, but their misery is almost as bad. Before last season, they had pulled off a major upset at least once under Paul Rhoads, but regressed to mediocrity in 2014.
It will be interesting to see how they perform without the drafted trio of Ben Heeney, JaCorey Shepherd and Dexter McDonald. As some hope, the Cyclones have an offense made of quarterback Sam Richardson and top receivers D’Vario Montgomery and Allen Lazard, which could see them scare teams with shaky defenses.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
It seems like the Red Raiders will be hanging around the bottom three for another season, as they attempt to get a winning season for the first time since the departure of Mike Leach. Last season, their defense was their major setback, giving away 6.3 yards per play. But if they continue from where they left, with a narrow 46-48 loss against the Baylor, they could have an improved season. They come back as the second most experienced side with quarterbacks in Davis Webb and Patrick Mahomes, who threw more than 4,000 yards together.
They also have six of their starters returning, including running back DeAndre Washington, meaning things might be better for their fans. This gives them an edge over the Iowa State and Kansas, as the look forward to bettering their 4–8 overall record in 2014. Sadly, the Big 12 is really loaded up with strong teams and their schedule isn’t that friendly, so breaking up into the side of best teams looks unlikely.