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Even with early surprises like Texas Tech and K-State, Big 12 set for expected wide-open race

  • Texas head coach Mack Brown, right, and Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops greet each other before an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Texas head coach Mack Brown, right, and Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops greet each other before an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams (4) stiff-arms his way past Baylor safety Ahmad Dixon, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams (4) stiff-arms his way past Baylor safety Ahmad Dixon, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas State coach Bill Snyder takes off his headset to check on an injured player during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Baylor defeated Kansas State 35-25. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Kansas State coach Bill Snyder takes off his headset to check on an injured player during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Baylor defeated Kansas State 35-25. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

The Big 12 is setting up to be the wide-open race that was expected, even with a few early surprises.

No. 12 Baylor and 16th-ranked Texas Tech are the league's only undefeated teams. Texas is 3-0 in the conference after starting 1-2 this season

Defending Big 12 champion Kansas State is 0-3 in conference play.

Texas coach Mack Brown says the league is exciting this season because there's not just one team that anybody can pick.

With eight weeks left in the regular season, all of the top five teams in the league standings still have to play each other — except for Texas' victory over Oklahoma on Saturday.

The 18th-ranked Sooners and No. 21 Oklahoma State both have one Big 12 loss.