The Oklahoma Sooners finally have a shot at a mythical 13th data point.
Of course, it comes in a year when Oklahoma is already solidly inside the College Football Playoff top four. A loss to TCU in the Big 12 Championship Game would most likely boot the Sooners out of the CFP.
CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd went deep on how the title game could keep the conference out of the playoff for the third time in four years.
“If the Big 12 had kept its old format and not added a championship game, at 11-1 with the regular season over, OU would have been good enough to get in the College Football Playoff right now,” he wrote. “In what has become the Week of the Rematch, the Big 12 might be most at risk. Another miss would make it three years out of four that the conference would miss the playoff. The Big 12’s own analytics show the team defeated in the first meeting wins the rematch more than half the time.”
Oklahoma beat TCU handily, 38-20, in the first meeting between the teams, so the Frogs would have to make vast strides to get revenge. But if TCU does manage to pull the upset, the Sooners would likely be out of the playoff.
And the Big 12 will be left out in the cold, yet again.
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