The Big 12 title race is wide open right now and over a handful of teams will likely become bowl eligible by the conclusion of the season.
Kansas has taken the conference by surprise with an undefeated record through five weeks. Oklahoma has dropped consecutive games to Big 12 opponents and is on the brink of essentially being eliminated from Big 12 title contention with a third loss to Texas this week.
Oklahoma State is far and away the top team in the conference, while Baylor, Kansas State and a few others will remain legitimate contenders.
Through the first five weeks of the season, USA TODAY Sports projects nine Big 12 teams to reach a bowl game. Here’s a look at where they each land.
Fenway Bowl: Texas Tech vs. East Carolina
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First Responders Bowl: Kansas vs. Washington State
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Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Maryland
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Military Bowl: Iowa State vs. Tulsa
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Liberty Bowl: Baylor vs. Arkansas
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Texas Bowl: TCU vs. Texas A&M
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Cheez-It Bowl: Texas vs. Florida State
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Alamo Bowl: Kansas State vs. UCLA
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Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss
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