Eight teams from the Big 12 Conference – Oklahoma, TCU, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Iowa State and Texas – have won at least six games and are eligible for a bowl game.
Normally, the Big 12 plays a Southeastern Conference team in the Sugar Bowl. However, the Sugar Bowl this year is a College Football Playoff Semifinal and so there is no direct tie-in.
If No. 2 Oklahoma beats TCU Saturday, the Sooners probably will play a semifinal in the Sugar Bowl or Rose Bowl. If TCU wins, they could potentially make the playoff.
ESPN.com is predicting that OSU will go to the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on December 29 and face Washington from the Pac-12. They predict TCU will lose to OU and wind up in the Cotton Bowl against Penn State or Alabama.
The bowls with Big 12 ties are:
- Alamo Bowl versus the Pac 12
- Camping World Bowl versus the ACC
- Texas Bowl versus the SEC
- Liberty Bowl versus the SEC
- Cactus Bowl versus the Pac-12
- Heart of Dallas Bowl versus the Big Ten
Tulsa did not win six games and won’t go to a bowl. The American Athletic Conference has seven teams that are bowl eligible. The American Athletic Conference bowl ties are:
- AutoNation Cure Bowl versus Sun Belt
- Boca Raton versus Conference USA
- Birmingham Bowl versus SEC
- Hawaii Bowl versus Mountain West
- Frisco Bowl versus Sun Belt
- Military Bowl versus ACC
- Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl versus Conference USA