Sep 2, 2012; Waco, TX, USA; A general view of the Big 12 logo at Floyd Casey Stadium before the game between the Baylor Bears and the Southern Methodist Mustangs. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

The Morning After: How The Texas Longhorns Can Win The Big 12.


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Every college football season always has some craziness involved with it. Whether it is BCS madness or figuring out a tiebreaker to who wins a conference. Not surprisingly the Longhorns have a legitimate shot at a Big 12 title. So how does Texas accomplish this?

To Win A Share Of The Big 12:

Win Out and an Oklahoma loss- If the Texas Longhorns win out and Oklahoma losses, they will win at least a share of the Big 12 title.

To Win The BCS Automatic Bid.

The Easiest Path

- Win Out AND Oklahoma State and TCU beats Oklahoma

That would make a 3 way tie between Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Texas. Oklahoma State would be eliminated because they lost to Texas and Kansas State. Then it comes down to head to head results and Texas beating Kansas State would give them the edge.

The Most Likely Path.

Win Out And Oklahoma State beats OU.

If Oklahoma State beats OU, that creates a 4 way tie for the Big 12. Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Kansas State and Texas. Then it goes to records against each other:

Texas (2-1)

Kansas State (2-1)

Oklahoma (1-2)

Oklahoma State (1-2)

Since Texas would have the head to head tiebreaker against Kansas State, they would go to the Fiesta Bowl.

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  • A M

    This is flawed, Kstate beat OU and OSU, so thier only loss would be to Texas, so they get the Title.

    • Todd

      While it is flawed, Texas would still win the title. In the four way tie scenario, both KSU and UT would have 2-1 records against the other two, while OU and OSU would have 1-2 records. This eliminates OU and OSU, leaving UT and KSU. UT would have the head-to-head win over KSU, and would therefore win the Big 12 title.

    • http://twitter.com/HookEmHeadlines Hook ‘Em Headlines

      Fixed the record on Kansas State but OU needs to lose 1 more and that is very possible.

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