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Big 12 has eight Pro Bowl representatives

12/17/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

The Big 12 held up with a good, but not great, showing Tuesday when the Pro Bowl rosters were announced by the NFL.

A check of the rosters of both the AFC and NFC indicated that eight former Big 12 players were selected. That total ranks the conference third among the other conferences.

Here's how the conferences rank in Pro Bowl players.

  • Atlantic Coast: 19

  • Southeastern: 14

  • Big 12: 8

  • Big Ten: 7

  • FCS teams: 7

  • Conference USA: 6

  • Pac-10: 6

  • Big East: 4

  • Mid-American: 3

  • Mountain West: 3

  • Sun Belt: 2

  • WAC: 2

  • Independents: 2

  • Comm. college: 1

Here's a breakdown of how Big 12 schools were represented

And the Big 12 teams hardly ranked among some of the nation's powerhouse programs. Here's a look at how the schools with multiple selections broke down

  • Miami: 6

  • Florida State: 5

  • Tennessee: 3

  • Alabama: 2

  • Auburn: 2

  • California: 2

  • Central Florida: 2

  • Kent State: 2

  • LSU: 2

  • Michigan: 2

  • Mississippi: 2

  • North Carolina State: 2

  • Notre Dame: 2

  • Ohio State: 2

  • Pittsburgh: 2

  • Texas: 2

  • Texas A&M: 2

  • Utah: 2

  • Virginia: 2