While Gonzaga and Baylor continue to sit securely at the top of the poll, USA TODAY Sports’ Scott Gleeson breaks down 3 teams that might be nipping at their heels. USA TODAY

Conference action is warming up in the men’s college basketball season and NCAA competition seeding is on the line.

In the case of the Huge 12, Oklahoma utilized Saturday to hand Kansas its 3rd loss in a row and show its worth as a top 25 group, drifting away from the bubble. That result puts the Jayhawks far out of contention in the conference race. Baylor dealt with Oklahoma State and the Bears and Texas likely will remain in a two-way race.