The Big 12 is a staggering 23-2 through three weeks of play thus far, the best record of any conference in college football.
That's the kind of start it needed, with conference play getting ready to kick off, if it was going to fulfill all of its bowl slots and put two teams in the BCS.
Oklahoma and Iowa State validated the top and bottom bowl games, but here's how I see the Big 12 shaking out after three weeks.
BCS National Championship Game: Oklahoma vs. BCS
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Texas A&M vs. BCS
AT&T Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. SEC
Valero Alamo Bowl: Baylor vs. Pac-12
Insight Bowl: Texas vs. Big Ten
Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: Missouri vs. Pac-12
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Texas Tech vs. Big East
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Iowa State vs. Big East