Domination was the name of the game last night in Norman, Oklahoma as the #5 Sooners pulverized the unbeaten #2 Red Raiders of Texas Tech. With the dominating win comes a huge push for QB Sam Bradford to win the Heisman and a need for a NCAA play-off system. The game has caused quite a confusion in rankings and where Texas, Texas Tech and Oklahoma should sit. With a final score of 65-21, Boomer Sooner was the title of the evening.
Oklahoma (10-1, 6-1), Texas (10-1, 6-1) and Texas Tech (10-1, 6-1) are tied for first-place in the South. If all three teams win next week, the South division representative in the Big 12 championship game would be the team ranked highest in the B.C.S. standings released Nov. 30. Whoever that team is will play the North division winner, Missouri, on Dec. 6. Texas Tech was ranked second, Texas third and Oklahoma fifth in this weekâ€™s B.C.S. standings.
If Oklahoma loses next Saturday at No. 11 Oklahoma State (9-2, 5-2) and Texas Tech beats Baylor (4-7, 2-5), the Red Raiders would win the division by virtue of its 39-33 victory against Texas on Nov. 1.
Texas, which beat Oklahoma, 45-35, on Oct. 11, would make the Big 12 title game if it beats Texas A&M (4-7, 2-5) and Texas Tech loses at home to Baylor.
Should Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State and Texas loses to Texas A&M, the Sooners would win the division. If Oklahoma were to beat Oklahoma State, the Sooners would probably be the highest-ranked Big 12 South team in the Nov. 30 B.C.S. standings, said Jerry Palm, an independent B.C.S. analyst. â€œIn this formula, the voters will have a say, Palm said in a telephone interview. â€œIf they canâ€™t make up their mind, the computers could play a role, but really, itâ€™ll be up to the voters.
If ever there was a scenario to show the importance of play-offs, this is it. Finally, the Big 12 is good for something!
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