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Fact or Fiction Friday: Oklahoma State Wins the Big 12, Tiebreaker Rule Changes Coming, Early 2024 Favorite

Welcome to Fact or Fiction Friday. Each Friday, I give our Facebook fans an opportunity to ask the most intriguing questions in the Big 12 Conference, and I will tell you whether they come true or if they are set to fail. crack it open and see what we have in store this week.

THE BIG 12 WILL CHANGE THEIR TIEBREAKER RULES

Fact: It’s been said that the Big 12 copied the Pac-12’s tiebreaker rules. Why on earth would anyone want to copy anything that the Pac-12 has done? With that said, the Big 12 needs to make things clearer when it comes to tiebreakers. This whole thing this year should have never happened in the first place, and it was a bit of a bad look for the conference to have to come out and make things clear. Next season, let’s clean a few things up to avoid any confusion.

 

OKLAHOMA STATE BEATS BYU AND UPSETS TEXAS IN ARLINGTON

Fiction: Oklahoma State will beat BYU in a close game. That will happen. However, beating Texas is a whole different thing. To be honest, Oklahoma State hasn’t played good football since the Bedlam game. If they keep playing the way they have been lately it may be good enough to get past BYU at home, but it will not be anywhere near enough to knock off Texas. Maybe they can change my mind this weekend though.

TCU BEATS OKLAHOMA

Fiction: Sorry but I am giving TCU like a 5% chance to win this game. First off, this game is in Norman which is a place that TCU hasn’t won since joining the Big 12. Secondly, this TCU team isn’t good enough right now to beat the Sooners. I know Oklahoma has had its ups and downs this season, but they have been way more consistent than Texas Tech has been. Oklahoma still has plenty left to play for as they look to make a final push for a Big 12 title game berth. Give me the Sooners by double digits.  

 

OKLAHOMA STATE AND TEXAS WILL MAKE THE BIG 12 TITLE GAME

Fact: I think this is what most people are expecting to happen, and I would agree. Texas will take care of business against Texas Tech, and I believe Oklahoma State will do the same against BYU. Even if Texas loses, there are still plenty of scenarios that keep them in the title game. My concern here is that Oklahoma State will keep playing poorly like they have been the last two weeks. But with so much on the line, the Cowboys should be fired up for this one.

OKLAHOMA STATE WILL BE 2024 FAVORITES IN THE BIG 12

Fiction: Just because a team wins or makes it to a conference championship game doesn’t mean they will be great next season. If you don’t believe me then look at Baylor. They won a Big 12 title back in 2021 and since then, have fallen off a cliff. I am not sure where exactly Oklahoma State falls in the pecking order in 2024 but I wouldn’t stick them at the top no matter what happens this season. Keep in mind that this conference is adding Utah, Arizona, Arizona State, and Colorado next season. Three of those teams will probably finish in the top half of the Big 12 in 2024.

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