Oklahoma football has been a perennial contender in the Big 12 since the conference's inception.
The Sooners have won the Big 12 seven times, establishing them as one of the top teams in the conference and creating a national power at the same time.
The conference has changed much since it was founded. Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri and Texas A&M have all left.
This year, the conference will get its first additions ever as TCU and West Virginia join the party.
Despite the new look of the Big 12, Oklahoma is still the dominant force in the conference.
Here are five reasons the Sooners will still be the top team in 2012.