Kansas State and Oklahoma both ended the season 8-1 in the Big 12, but because the Wildcats won the head-to-head matchup between the teams, they will receive the automatic bid to a BCS bowl game.
But the Wildcats and Sooners aren't the only Big 12 teams playing in the postseason. Every team in the conference, except for last-place Kansas, is bowl eligible.
Texas and Oklahoma State finished the season tied for third in the conference at 5-4, though the Longhorns had eight wins overall compared to seven for the Cowboys.
After that, four teams finished at 4-5 in a crowded middle of the pack. Baylor, TCU, Texas Tech and West Virginia were all 4-5 and 7-5 overall, and should be invited to bowl games.
Iowa State, at 3-5 in the conference, just barely hit the six wins required for bowl eligibility, and only stayed out of the league basement thanks to the Jayhawks.