There are less than 100 days left to go before the 2017 college football season starts, and that means you have less than 100 days to figure out which teams you want to bet on before the season.
You're so lucky to have friends like us at CBS Sports.
BetOnline has released conference title odds for the Power Five conferences, and we want to make sure you're prepared with all the knowledge you need to make the smart play.
Today we'll look at odds for the 10 teams in the Big 12.
Best bet: It's not Oklahoma, that's for sure. The Sooners are such heavy favorites -- and with good reason, given their history of dominance in the conference -- that you're not going to make substantial money on them. Go with Oklahoma State instead. The Cowboys have the next best odds at +500 and are the trendy team to upend their in-state rivals for the conference crown. Oklahoma State returns a ton of firepower on offense with the trifecta of Mason Rudolph, James Washington -- one of our-- and Justice Hill.
Whether the Pokes will actually be able to notch their first conference championship since 2011 -- the offseason narrative is that this is coach Mike Gundy's best team since then -- or just be another exciting 9-3 team will be interesting to follow. Still, the Bedlam game has been significant in the past few years. With the Big 12 bringing back its conference championship game this season, it could be twice as important (literally).
Most interesting long shot: Kansas State at +1,000. TCU and Texas should be in for rebound years, but never, ever underestimate K-State. If you want real value, this team deserves a hard look. The Wildcats were littered with youth in 2016. Phil Steele rated them as the 96th-most experienced team in the Football Bowl Subdivision out of 128 teams. And, yet, K-State went on to win nine games (and could have won more). In theory, that should mean this team is even better. Coach Bill Snyder is exceptional at getting the most out of his team, but you know this already. It won't always be pretty, but there are few programs better at preparing for games week in and week out than Kansas State. At worst, the Snydercats are a thorn in everyone's side; at best, they're Big 12 champion material.