Rock Chalk Blog’s 2016-17 Big 12 & NCAA Basketball Preview

College basketball season is among us! The Rock Chalk Blog team forecasts how the 2016-17 Big 12 and NCAA basketball seasons will play out.

For in-depth Big 12 predictions, awards, and projected order of finish, click here.

Joshua Brisco

Kansas’ Big 12 record: 14-4

Big 12 champion: Kansas

Who finishes 2nd and 3rd: Texas and West Virginia

Which Big 12 teams make the NCAA tournament? Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma Texas, West Virginia

Who wins Big 12 Player of the Year? Monte Morris, Iowa State

Which Jayhawks make the All Big 12 Team? Frank Mason III and Devonte’ Graham

Who leads Kansas in scoring? Devonte’ Graham

Final Four teams: Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon

National champion: Duke

Daniel Cunningham

Kansas’ Big 12 record: 15-3

Big 12 champion: Kansas

Who finishes 2nd and 3rd: West Virginia and Texas

Which Big 12 teams make the NCAA tournament? Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia

Who wins Big 12 Player of the Year? Monte Morris, Iowa State

Which Jayhawks make the All Big 12 Team? Devonte’ Graham and Josh Jackson

Who leads Kansas in scoring? Josh Jackson

Final Four teams: Duke, Kansas, Oregon, Virginia

National champion: Kansas

Sarah Davis

Kansas’ Big 12 record: 17-1

Big 12 champion: Kansas

Who finishes 2nd and 3rd: Oklahoma and West Virginia

Which Big 12 teams make the NCAA tournament? Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia

Who wins Big 12 Player of the Year? Devonte’ Graham, Kansas

Which Jayhawks make the All Big 12 Team? Devonte’ Graham and Lagerald Vick

Who leads Kansas in scoring? Devonte’ Graham

Final Four teams: Kansas, Michigan State, Oregon, Xavier

National champion: Oregon

Caleb Feist

Kansas’ Big 12 record: 14-4

Big 12 champion: Kansas

Who finishes 2nd and 3rd: Texas and West Virginia

Which Big 12 teams make the NCAA tournament? Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia

Who wins Big 12 Player of the Year? Devonte’ Graham, Kansas

Which Jayhawks make the All Big 12 Team? Devonte’ Graham, Carlton Bragg (First Team), Frank Mason III, Josh Jackson (Second Team), Landen Lucas, Svi Mykhailiuk (Honorable Mention)

Who leads Kansas in scoring? Carlton Bragg

Final Four teams: Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan State

National champion: Kansas

Dylan King

Kansas’ Big 12 record: 15-3

Big 12 champion: Kansas

Who finishes 2nd and 3rd: Baylor and Texas

Which Big 12 teams make the NCAA tournament? Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Texas

Who wins Big 12 Player of the Year? Devonte’ Graham, Kansas

Which Jayhawks make the All Big 12 Team? Devonte’ Graham and Josh Jackson (First Team), Frank Mason III and Carlton Bragg (Second Team)

Who leads Kansas in scoring? Josh Jackson

Final Four teams: Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Xavier

National champion: Duke

Ryan Landreth

Kansas’ Big 12 record: 15-3

Big 12 champion: Kansas

Who finishes 2nd and 3rd: West Virginia and Iowa State

Which Big 12 teams make the NCAA tournament? Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia

Who wins Big 12 Player of the Year? Monte Morris, Iowa State

Which Jayhawks make the All Big 12 Team? Frank Mason III, Devonte’ Graham, and Josh Jackson (First Team), Carlton Bragg and Landen Lucas (Second Team)

Who leads Kansas in scoring? Josh Jackson

Final Four teams: Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Wisconsin

National champion: Kansas

Nick Weippert

Kansas’ Big 12 record: 16-2

Big 12 champion: Kansas

Who finishes 2nd and 3rd: West Virginia and Texas

Which Big 12 teams make the NCAA tournament? Iowa State, Kansas, Texas, West Virginia

Who wins Big 12 Player of the Year? Monte Morris, Iowa State

Which Jayhawks make the All Big 12 Team? Frank Mason III, Devonte’ Graham, Josh Jackson, Carlton Bragg

Who leads Kansas in scoring? Devonte’ Graham

Final Four teams: Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon

National champion: Duke

For a full preview of Kansas basketball, check out the Inside the Paint podcast’s 2016-17 Kansas & Big 12 preview episode here.

Ryan Landreth

I’m a recent graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University. In addition to writing for Rock Chalk Blog, I host the Inside the Paint podcast that covers KU basketball, and I write for Royals Review in the summer. My grandma has had season tickets to Jayhawk basketball for 30 years, and I have the privilege of going to most games with her.