The Big 12’s lack of divisions allows for a bit more chaos as it pertains to the race to reach the Big 12 Championship, and the potential scenarios are indeed a bit muddy as the schools ramp up for the final three-week homestretch.
With 15 conference games remaining, there are largely four teams still in the thick in the race to reach the Big 12 title game. Oklahoma and West Virginia both control their own destiny while Texas and Iowa State have true shots if they win out and have one game go the right way here or there. Others, like Texas Tech, remain in the running but need a bit more help.
So, what’s the outlook? 247Sports takes a look at some of the scenarios and favorites to reach the Big 12 Championship on Dec. 1 in Arlington, Texas. These are not all-inclusive and mostly represent more likely possibilities. Should all 15 games follow ESPN’s Football Power Index win probabilities, something that is maybe asking a bit much, the Dec. 1 game would be a matchup of West Virginia and Oklahoma. But as is shown here, that’s far from a certainty.