For the fourth year in a row since the league went to 10 teams and a round-robin schedule, the champion — and very possibly co-champions again — won’t be decided until the first Saturday in December.
While highly unlikely, it is still possible for up to six teams to finish 6-3 and tied for the Big 12 title.
With teams vying for four playoff spots and bowl game placements, this weekend can either cause a big shakeup or solidify seeds/rankings to both the bowl game and playoff picture. While there are many top matchups this weekend to watch, let’s look at the 5 must-watch games that have the most at stake for the teams playing in them.
Our expectations before the start of the season can quickly be tarnished in a flash. But no matter what happens, November will always find a way to set the stage for a championship race like no other month can.
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is among the 81 coaches and players up for election to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Which one-loss team has the edge? So many pivotal games are still to come, and the temperature of the playoff change can be flipped and turned upside down any given week.
Upsets like West Virginia beating Baylor and Kansas State surprising Oklahoma have again made the conference impossible to ignore during the regular season.
The Wildcats face another test this Saturday when UTEP (2-1) and Aaron Jones, the nation’s fourth-leading rusher at 183 yards per game, visit Manhattan to close out non-conference play.
The preliminaries are almost done in the Big 12, with the Red Raiders and Longhorns among seven teams that have already completed their non-conference schedules only three Saturdays into September.
Conference play will begin picking up this week, but there will also be some key non-conference match-ups as well. Defending SEC champion Auburn heads to Kansas State for a Thursday night match-up. This could be the Big 12’s last chance to leave a huge impression on the selection committee.
Mittie resigned from the Horned Frogs, where he had spent the past 15 seasons, and agreed to a five-year contract with Kansas State
Melvin Ejim had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Dustin Hogue added 19 points and 10 boards and No. 16 Iowa State held on through a tense final minute to beat Kansas State 91-85 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.