What's happening with the Big 12's other programs:
Baylor: The Bears are the league's hottest team, winning eight straight, including six in a row in the conference. They're off to the best Big 12 start in program history. Now, they've gotten some home cooking, too, set to host their third straight league home series this weekend against OSU.
Kansas: Since earning an NCAA Tournament bid in 2009, the Jayhawks have slipped, posting a losing record a year ago and seemingly on track for another this spring at 10-14 overall and 0-3 in the Big 12.
Kansas State: The Wildcats' 2-4 conference record is deceiving. The Cats have dropped series to A&M and Texas, yet claimed the Friday night showdowns against both ranked clubs.
Missouri: Tigers, heading on the road for the first time in Big 12 play, visits A&M in a battle of future SEC foes. It's the first meeting between the teams since A&M won the Big 12 Tournament on a walk-off homer in the 10th inning.
Texas: The Horns, to no one's surprise really, have picked themselves up after carrying a 7-8 record into conference play, going 5-1 against league foes — all on the road. In a departure from Big 12 play, Texas takes on 2011 College World Series club California in a four-game series in Round Rock this weekend.
Texas A&M: The Aggies' dominance is easily recognized, as they rank No. 1 in the Big 12 in batting (. 315 batting average) and pitching (2.74 ERA). Reigning league Player of the Year Tyler Naquin leads the league with a .421 average and has 40 hits in 25 games.
Texas Tech: The Red Raiders' hot start has been doused somewhat, with a 1-5 record through two league weekends. Still, second baseman Jamodrick McGruder ranks in the top 10 of five different offensive categories — triples (third), walks (eighth), stolen bases (eighth), runs (ninth) and on-base percentage (10th).