Kansas made a statement with its hard-fought road victory over Baylor on Saturday in a battle between two national title contenders. But the victory means more than a shift in the Big 12 standings.
The outcome has major Selection Sunday implications.
The Jayhawks (24-3, 13-1) avenged a Jan. 11 loss to Baylor and still have one more loss than the Bears. But Saturday's win vaults Kansas to the top overall No. 1 seed if Selection Sunday were tomorrow. That's because Kansas' résumé now features a nation-leading 11 Quadrant 1 (top-30 home, top-75 road) wins and the country's best strength of schedule.