I fully expect both Texas and OU to be good this year....there may not be any easy outs in the B12 this time around.
I think Oklahoma St, West Virginia, and Iowa St will all be pretty down. Plus Kansas was terrible on the road last year so playing them at home should be a relatively easy win.
Of the newbies, I don't expect much from either Cincinnati or Houston. BYU and UCF are a little harder for me to guage. I don't think either will be near the top of the conference. I'm just not sure whether they'll be bottom feeders or mid-tier teams. I wouldn't be surprised at all if those 4 teams end up being the bottom 4 in the conference.
OU will be better (I mean they have to be, right) but I'm not sure about Texas. I personally think they're going to remain in a 7-8 win purgatory as long as Sark is there. They'll still be a tough out because they have good players but they'll continue to beat themselves at every opportunity. I think it's a 3- horse race next year between TCU, OU, and K-State.