Texas Longhorns: bowl index 2013

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 15

December, 8, 2013
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Northern Illinois' loss Friday night opened up all kinds of possibilities, and the Big 12 appears ready to pounce on the opportunity to grab a second BCS bid. Baylor is the outright Big 12 champion and is headed to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, while Oklahoma could earn an at-large berth thanks to its win over Oklahoma State in Bedlam. If the Allstate Sugar Bowl takes OU, it creates a tidal wave that impacts the remaining bowl-eligible Big 12 teams, who would jump up one spot over their projection from last week.

Here are our Week 15 bowl projections for the Big 12:

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1): Baylor vs. BCS at-large
Allstate Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2): Oklahoma vs. SEC champion (or replacement)
AT&T Cotton Bowl (Jan. 3): Oklahoma State vs. SEC No. 3/4
Valero Alamo Bowl (Dec. 30): Texas vs. Pac-12 No. 2
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Dec. 28): Kansas State vs. Big Ten No. 4/5
National University Holiday Bowl (Dec. 30): Texas Tech vs. Pac-12 No. 3
Texas Bowl (Dec. 27): None available vs. Big Ten No. 6
New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28): None available vs. American No. 4
Heart of Dallas Bowl (Jan. 1): None available vs. Big Ten No. 7

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 14

December, 1, 2013
12/01/13
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Fitting isn't it? The Big 12 champion will be decided on the final weekend of a regular season that has seen several teams play the role of Big 12 title favorite at various times. Oklahoma State secures a Big 12 title and the league's BCS berth with a Bedlam win over Oklahoma. Baylor will battle Texas to grab a share of the title in the other Big 12 game on Saturday with the opportunity to grab an outright title if OSU falls.

Here are our Week 14 bowl projections for the Big 12:

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1): Oklahoma State vs. BCS at-large
AT&T Cotton Bowl (Jan. 3): Baylor vs. SEC No. 3/4
Valero Alamo Bowl (Dec. 30): Oklahoma vs. Pac-12 No. 2
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Dec. 28): Texas vs. Big Ten No. 4/5
National University Holiday Bowl (Dec. 30): Kansas State vs. Pac-12 No. 3
Texas Bowl (Dec. 27): Texas Tech vs. Big Ten No. 6
New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28): None available vs. American No. 4
Heart of Dallas Bowl (Jan. 1): None available vs. Big Ten No. 7

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 13

November, 24, 2013
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Everything has come full circle. Oklahoma State's blowout win over Baylor has put the Cowboys back into their preseason spot as the Big 12 favorite. The Cowboys can win their second title in three seasons with a victory over Oklahoma on Dec. 7. Baylor faces an uphill battle to earn the Big 12 a second BCS bowl berth with Fresno State positioning itself for a spot and quality candidates in the Big Ten.

Here are our Week 13 bowl projections for the Big 12:

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1): Oklahoma State vs. BCS at-large
AT&T Cotton Bowl (Jan. 3): Baylor vs. SEC No. 3/4
Valero Alamo Bowl (Dec. 30): Oklahoma vs. Pac-12 No. 2
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Dec. 28): Texas vs. Big Ten No. 4/5
National University Holiday Bowl (Dec. 30): Kansas State vs. Pac-12 No. 3
Texas Bowl (Dec. 27): Texas Tech vs. Big Ten No. 6
New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28): None available vs. American No. 4
Heart of Dallas Bowl (Jan. 1): None available vs. Big Ten No. 7

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 12

November, 17, 2013
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Well, it looks like this is it for the Big 12. After West Virginia lost to Kansas and TCU lost to Kansas State, both schools are 4-7 on the season and ineligible to go bowling. So that settles it. The conference will send six teams to bowl games this winter, one season after nine Big 12 teams earned that honor.

Here are our Week 12 bowl projections for the Big 12:

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1): Baylor vs. BCS at-large
AT&T Cotton Bowl (Jan. 3): Oklahoma State vs. SEC No. 3/4
Valero Alamo Bowl (Dec. 30): Oklahoma vs. Pac-12 No. 2
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Dec. 28): Texas vs. Big Ten No. 4/5
National University Holiday Bowl (Dec. 30): Kansas State vs. Pac-12 No. 3
Texas Bowl (Dec. 27): Texas Tech vs. Big Ten No. 6
New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28): None available vs. American No. 4
Heart of Dallas Bowl (Jan. 1): None available vs. Big Ten No. 7

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 11

November, 10, 2013
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We’re finally getting answers. Baylor sent a clear message to the rest of the conference -- and the nation -- with its second-half domination of Oklahoma, while Oklahoma State continues to roll, Texas survived and Kansas State is playing as well as anyone.

Here are our Week 11 bowl projections for the Big 12:

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1): Baylor vs. BCS at-large
AT&T Cotton Bowl (Jan. 3): Oklahoma State vs. SEC No. 3/4
Valero Alamo Bowl (Dec. 30): Texas vs. Pac-12 No. 2
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Dec. 28): Oklahoma vs. Big Ten No. 4/5
National University Holiday Bowl (Dec. 30): Kansas State vs. Pac-12 No. 3
Texas Bowl (Dec. 27): Texas Tech vs. Big Ten No. 6
New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28): West Virginia vs. American No. 4
Heart of Dallas Bowl (Jan. 1): None available vs. Big Ten No. 7

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 10

November, 3, 2013
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Baylor could send a message and become the clear favorite in the Big 12 or Oklahoma could show that its Red River Rivalry loss to Texas might be a one-game aberration. We’ll find out when the two teams meet in Waco, Texas, on Thursday. Meanwhile Oklahoma State reaffirmed its intentions to remain in the thick of the conference title race while Texas continues to win. This conference race is far from over.

Here are our Week 10 bowl projections for the Big 12:

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1): Baylor vs. BCS at-large
AT&T Cotton Bowl (Jan. 3): Oklahoma vs. SEC No. 3/4
Valero Alamo Bowl (Dec. 30): Oklahoma State vs. Pac-12 No. 2
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Dec. 28): Texas vs. Big Ten No. 4/5
National University Holiday (Dec. 30): Texas Tech vs. Pac-12 No. 3
Texas Bowl (Dec. 27): Kansas State vs. Big Ten No. 6
New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28): West Virginia vs. American No. 4
Heart of Dallas Bowl (Jan. 1): None available vs. Big Ten No. 7

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 9

October, 27, 2013
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Baylor and Oklahoma have open dates on Saturday before their huge contest on Nov. 7 after the Sooners surged up the BCS rankings to enter the top 10 with their win over Texas Tech this weekend.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1): Baylor vs. BCS at-large
AT&T Cotton Bowl (Jan. 3): Oklahoma vs. SEC No. 3/4
Valero Alamo Bowl (Dec. 30): Texas Tech vs. Pac-12 No. 2
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Dec. 28): Oklahoma State vs. Big Ten No. 4/5
National University Holiday (Dec. 30): Texas vs. Pac-12 No. 3
Texas Bowl (Dec. 27): Kansas State vs. Big Ten No. 6
New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28): None available vs. American No. 4
Heart of Dallas Bowl (Jan. 1): None available vs. Big Ten No. 7

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 8

October, 20, 2013
10/20/13
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Baylor, which is No. 8 in the initial BCS standings, has cemented its spot as the Big 12 favorite while Texas Tech continues to “Just win, baby.” The conference is wide open after those two teams, and even the Bears and Red Raiders aren’t invincible. No. 10 Texas Tech has earned itself an at-large bid to the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Baylor vs. BCS at-large
Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Tech vs. BCS at-large
AT&T Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma vs. SEC No. 3/4
Valero Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Pac-12 No. 2
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Texas vs. Big Ten No. 4/5
National University Holiday Bowl: TCU vs. Pac-12 No. 3
Texas Bowl: Kansas State vs. Big Ten No. 6
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: None available vs. American No. 4
Heart of Dallas Bowl: None available vs. Big Ten No. 7

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 7

October, 13, 2013
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Oklahoma was exposed, Baylor and Texas Tech survived while Texas simply points to the Big 12 standings with a wry grin on its face. Does anyone know what is going to happen in the Big 12 week to week?

Lots of movement this week, which could become the norm for the remainder of the season.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Jan. 1: Baylor
AT&T Cotton Bowl, Jan. 3: Texas Tech
Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30: Texas
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Dec. 28: Oklahoma
Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, Dec. 30: Oklahoma State
Texas Bowl, Dec. 27: TCU
New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Dec. 28: Kansas State
Heart of Dallas Bowl, Jan. 1: None available

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 6

October, 6, 2013
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Baylor continues to look unstoppable, defense has returned at Oklahoma, and the league is wide open after the Bears and Sooners. Expect a conference slate full of competitive and entertaining games, but it's looking more and more likely that the Big 12 won't be able to fill all of its bowl obligations this season.

Here are the Big 12 bowl projections after Week 6:

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma vs. BCS at-large

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Baylor vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: TCU vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Texas Bowl: Texas vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Kansas State vs. American No. 4

Heart of Dallas Bowl: No Big 12 team available vs. Big Ten No. 7

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 5

September, 29, 2013
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Oklahoma earned the best win by any Big 12 team this season with a 35-21 victory over Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., jumping over Baylor to become the Big 12 favorite. But the Bears will have their say when OU visits Waco, Texas, on Nov. 7. Oklahoma State falls to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl after its upset loss to West Virginia. Still plenty of games to play, so don't be surprised to see some team improve its bowl projection significantly as October progresses.

Here are the Big 12 bowl projections after Week 5:

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma vs. BCS at-large

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Baylor vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: TCU vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Texas Bowl: Texas vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Kansas State vs. American No. 4

Heart of Dallas Bowl: West Virginia vs. Big Ten No. 7

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 4

September, 22, 2013
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There’s finally a reason for Mack Brown to smile in Austin, Baylor continued to dominate, and things look like they could get ugly in Morgantown. It’s very possible West Virginia doesn’t sniff a bowl game, but Iowa State and Kansas don’t look like world-beaters either.

Here are the Big 12 bowl projections after Week 4:

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. BCS at-large

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Baylor vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: TCU vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Texas Bowl: Texas vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Kansas State vs. American No. 4

Heart of Dallas Bowl: West Virginia vs. Big Ten No. 7

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 3

September, 15, 2013
9/15/13
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Oklahoma State overcame a week full of distractions to cruise past Lamar, Oklahoma's offense looked explosive for the first time in 2013, and Texas lost. Again.

The Big 12 Conference race continues to become clearer, and Texas Tech is looking to insert itself into the title discussion. With conference play quickly approaching, several Big 12 squads need to tighten up their games before conference play begins.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. BCS at-large
AT&T Cotton Bowl: Baylor vs. SEC No. 3/4
Valero Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Pac-12 No. 2
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Big Ten No. 4/5
Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: TCU vs. Pac-12 No. 3
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Texas vs. Big Ten No. 6
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Kansas State vs. American No. 4
Heart of Dallas Bowl: West Virginia vs. Big Ten No. 7

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 1

September, 1, 2013
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We didn’t learn a whole lot from the Big 12’s first weekend of games. Well, other than not to pay FCS teams to come beat you on your home field.

This lineup will start to get much clearer in the coming weeks, until then let’s take everything with a grain of salt.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. BCS at-large
AT&T Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma vs. SEC No. 3/4
Valero Alamo Bowl: Baylor vs. Pac-12 No. 2
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Texas vs. Big Ten No. 4/5
Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: TCU vs. Pac-12 No. 3
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Texas Tech vs. Big Ten No. 6
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Kansas State vs. Big East No. 4
Heart of Dallas Bowl: West Virginia vs. Big Ten No. 7

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