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2012 Big 12 Football Standings: Kansas State gets automatic BCS bid, ties with OU for title

Kansas State and Oklahoma ended the season tied atop the Big 12, but Kansas State owned the tiebreaker and gets the automatic bid to a BCS bowl game.

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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.