Athletic Conference Breakdown 2010: Big 12

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In honor of the NCAA basketball tournament, U.S. News has taken a look at the Division I conferences. How do the schools in the Big 12 Conference match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?

  College Name and Location U.S. News Rank Team Nickname
1 University of Texas–AustinAustin, TX 47 Longhorns
2 Texas A&M University–College StationCollege Station, TX 61 Aggies
3 University of Colorado–BoulderBoulder, CO 77 Buffaloes
4 Baylor UniversityWaco, TX 80 Bears
5 Iowa State UniversityAmes, IA 88 Cyclones
6 University of KansasLawrence, KS 96 Jayhawks
7 University of Nebraska–LincolnLincoln, NE 96 Cornhuskers
8 University of MissouriColumbia, MO 102 Tigers
9 University of OklahomaNorman, OK 102 Sooners
10 Kansas State UniversityManhattan, KS Tier 3 Wildcats
11 Oklahoma State UniversityStillwater, OK Tier 3 Cowboys
12 Texas Tech UniversityLubbock, TX Tier 3 Red Raiders
All school rankings listed are within the National Universities category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.