Big 12: bowl index 2012

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 14

November, 25, 2012
11/25/12
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This could get a little hairy down the stretch. Rest of the Big 12? You need to be cheering pretty hard for Oklahoma. If the Sooners lose to TCU, they'll likely fall out of the BCS, and push the Big 12 down a peg in the bowl pecking order along the way. It'll also mean that the Big 12 may have to usurp another conference's bowl tie with nine bowl-eligible teams and just eight bowl tie-ins. Anyway, we'll see how it shakes out. Here's how I project the Big 12 bowl games this week:

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Kansas State vs. BCS at-large

Allstate Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. BCS at-large

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: West Virginia vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Baylor vs. Big East No. 4

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Iowa State vs. Big Ten No. 7

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 13

November, 18, 2012
11/18/12
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Welcome back to the bowl picture, Baylor. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt heading down the stretch for now.

A predictable shuffle at the top, too.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Kansas State vs. BCS at-large

Allstate Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. BCS at-large

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: TCU vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Iowa State vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia vs. Big East No. 4

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Baylor vs. Big Ten No. 7

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 12

November, 11, 2012
11/11/12
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K-State won't have to worry much about getting any help. The odds are heavily, heavily in its favor to be where it wants to be if it goes 12-0. Let's get to the bowl projections:

BCS National Championship Game: Kansas State vs. BCS at-large

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma vs. BCS at-large

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: TCU vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Iowa State vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia vs. Big East No. 4

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 11

November, 4, 2012
11/04/12
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The new BCS rankings are out, and here's how I see the Big 12 bowl picture shaking out at season's end:

BCS National Championship Game: Kansas State vs. BCS at-large

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma vs. BCS at-large

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Iowa State vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia vs. Big East No. 4

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 10

October, 28, 2012
10/28/12
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The new BCS rankings are out, and here's how I see the Big 12 bowl picture shaking out at season's end:

BCS National Championship Game: Kansas State vs. BCS at-large

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma vs. BCS at-large

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas Tech vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl: West Virginia vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: Texas vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Iowa State vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: TCU vs. Big East No. 4

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 9

October, 21, 2012
10/21/12
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The new BCS rankings are out, and here's how I see the Big 12 bowl picture shaking out at season's end:

Kansas State fans, you might want to read this one.

BCS National Championship Game: Kansas State vs. BCS at-large

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma vs. BCS at-large

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas Tech vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl: West Virginia vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: Texas vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Oklahoma State vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Baylor vs. Big East No. 4

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Iowa State vs. Big Ten

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 8

October, 14, 2012
10/14/12
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The first BCS rankings are out, and it's time to update the Big 12 bowl rankings, which we'll be releasing on Sunday nights for the rest of the season.

Once again, I'll be placing nine Big 12 teams in bowls for now, until the math demands I cut one. It's going to be nearly impossible to get nine teams in bowls, but nine Big 12 teams are playing bowl-quality football. No doubt about it.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Kansas State vs. BCS at-large

Allstate Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. BCS at-large

AT&T Cotton Bowl: West Virginia vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: TCU vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Baylor vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Big East No. 4

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Iowa State vs. Big Ten

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 7

October, 7, 2012
10/07/12
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Here's how I slot the Big 12 bowl picture after six weeks of football. It's a tight race at the top and bottom, but that final spot between will be a major battle. Could TCU eventually fall off, too? For now, I'll give the Big 12 nine bowl teams because nine teams are playing bowl-quality football. As the math shakes out later in the season, we'll see just how possible that really is.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: West Virginia vs. BCS at-large

Allstate Sugar Bowl: Kansas State vs. BCS at-large

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Baylor vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Texas Tech vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Iowa State vs. Big East No. 4

Heart of Dallas Bowl: TCU vs. Big Ten

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 6

September, 30, 2012
9/30/12
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After five weeks of football, here's how I slot the Big 12 race. Those three teams at the top look mighty, mighty close. It could shake out in any order, but I didn't move anybody from last week in the top three.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Kansas State vs. BCS at-large

Allstate Sugar Bowl: West Virginia vs. BCS at-large

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Baylor vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: TCU vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Big East No. 4

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 5

September, 23, 2012
9/23/12
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After four weeks of football, here's how I slate the Big 12 bowl picture.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Kansas State vs. BCS at-large

Allstate Sugar Bowl: West Virginia vs. BCS at-large

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Baylor vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: TCU vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Oklahoma State vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Big East No. 4

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 4

September, 16, 2012
9/16/12
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We roll out our bowl projections every Sunday morning. Here's how it looks for the Big 12 after an upset-free Week 3 in the league.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: West Virginia vs. BCS at-large

Allstate Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. BCS at-large

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl: Kansas State vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Baylor vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: TCU vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Oklahoma State vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Big East No. 4

Not much change in this week's rankings. Texas Tech and Iowa State face off Sept. 29. The winner gets the last spot in my projections. For now, it goes to the Red Raiders.

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 3

September, 9, 2012
9/09/12
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We roll out weekly bowl projections here on our network; let's take a look at how the picture looks after a somewhat crazy Week 2 in the Big 12.

Here's the order in which the Big 12 bowls will select teams, and who I see being selected:

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: West Virginia vs. BCS at-large

Allstate Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. BCS at-large

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Kansas State vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Baylor vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: TCU vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Oklahoma State vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Big East No. 4

Iowa State's knocking on the door, but three Big 12 wins won't be easy. Long way to go still for the Clones, but a nice win on Saturday.

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