How OU doesn't make it
If Oklahoma defeats Kansas on Saturday — and if it doesn't, it may be the upset of the century — it is nearly a lock to make the Big 12 championship game.
But it's not 100 percent. Let's not waste space on the possibilities if the Sooners lose to the Jayhawks. Here's the only scenario in which Oklahoma misses the conference championship after a win Saturday:
• Oklahoma loses to West
• West Virginia wins out and • Oklahoma • TCU State loses one wins of its out final
• Iowa State wins out and finishes 6-3.
In this scenario, OU, OSU and West Virginia would finish in a three-way tie for first place. The important part: Iowa State is technically in fourth because it owns the head-to-head win against TCU.
The first tiebreaker among the three teams is a mini-