Big 12 preview: Can Kansas win 12 straight?

Kansas point guard Frank Mason returns for his junior season as the Jayhawks try to make it 12 straight conference titles. Reese Strickland/USA TODAY Sports

Well, this is familiar.

Another year with a stacked Big 12 -- albeit one with slightly less depth than a year ago -- and a foursome of Brutuses (Iowa State, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Baylor) all aiming for Caesar (Kansas). The most significant storyline of the season, the one that will linger through March, is Kansas' pursuit of its 12th consecutive Big 12 championship. The Jayhawks' run is a remarkable stretch that still hasn't garnered adequate adoration.