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Big 12 Has Pseudo Championship Game With Bedlam

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IRVING (AP) – There is no longer a Big 12 championship game since there are only 10 teams and a round-robin schedule.

There is still a championship-like finale coming this Saturday when third-ranked Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) and 13th-ranked Oklahoma (9-2, 6-2) play their annual Bedlam game for an automatic BCS berth.

No. 16 Kansas State (9-2, 6-2) plays its regular season finale Saturday against Iowa State.

If the Wildcats and Oklahoma win, they and Oklahoma State would have the same records. Oklahoma would get the BCS berth on head-to-head record.

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says he wouldn’t view it as a three-way tie for the Big 12 title if that happens. He says the theme of the round-robin play was that there would be “one true champion since everybody’s playing each other.”

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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