A look around the Big 12

How did Oklahoma recover to win the South Division? Why could Texas face a tumultuous January? Our Big 12 notebook addresses those questions and much more.

Updated: December 14, 2006, 11:54 AM ET
By Tim Griffin | Special to ESPN.com
How did Oklahoma recover to win the South Division this season? Will Gene Chizik help Iowa State return to prominence in 2007? Why could Texas face a tumultuous January? Our Big 12 notebook addresses those questions and much more.

Baylor
Maybe the 4-8 Bears should apply for membership in the North Division. After an unprecedented 3-0 record against North teams punctuated by a wild triple-overtime win at Colorado, the Bears should have been excited about their first bowl trip since 1994.

Instead, a disappointing 1-3 nonconference record that included close losses to bowl-eligible teams Washington State and TCU and a home loss to Army doomed them. And an 0-5 mark against the South Division forced a return trip to the South cellar after finally escaping it in 2005.