I've been inspired by the boys at the Big Ten Blog, and this should be a fun walk-through each week in the new-look Big 12 next season. I'll pick one game a week during the season that I'd attend if it were entirely up to me. I don't make the call, and things change as games are played, of course. But right now, this is how it would look if it were up to me. I'll include road nonconference games, too.
Week 1: West Virginia vs. Marshall
Week 2: Kansas State vs. Miami
Week 3: Texas at Ole Miss
Week 4: Kansas State at Oklahoma
Week 5: Texas at Oklahoma State
Week 6: West Virginia at Texas
Week 8: Kansas State at West Virginia
Week 9: Notre Dame at Oklahoma
Here's the Week 10 slate in the Big 12:
TCU at West Virginia
Texas at Texas Tech
Oklahoma State at Kansas State
Oklahoma at Iowa State
Kansas at Baylor
My pick: Oklahoma State at Kansas State
Sorry for the snub, new guys. Gotta go with the renewal of a classic from 2011 here. OSU and Kansas State played one of the best games of the entire Big 12 season, and capped it off with a postgame earthquake, too.
Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein came up short in the final minutes, but don't think for a second that Wildcats fans won't remember the heartbreak of a game that could have landed them in the BCS with a Big 12 title at season's end.
Manhattan will be Manhappenin' (sorry), and one of the nation's most underrated atmospheres will be at full throttle in what could be a prime-time matchup. Kansas State will be fighting for a BCS bid once again, and this one might well decide plenty in the Big 12 race.
This far out, there's no doubt it's harder to project what the Big 12 standings will really look like, but fans will always remember last year's last-second loss in Stillwater. OSU's going to be walking into a really difficult atmosphere, regardless of where either team stands.