Will the Big 12 be represented in the College Football Playoff in 2017?
The Big 12 has missed out on the College Football Playoff two of the last three seasons. This year, the league should field a few strong teams as usual and at least contend for a spot in the four-team field.
FS1’s Colin Cowherd didn’t definitively predict his CFP field yesterday, but he did mention four teams he’s high on going into the season. He included one Big 12 team as his “darkhorse”: Oklahoma State.
“My four teams that I really like this year are Florida State, Alabama, USC, and I’m going to throw a darkhorse at you: Oklahoma State,” Cowherd said.
You can watch the full video below:
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— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) April 17, 2017
As far as sleeper CFP teams go, you could do much worse than Oklahoma State. The Cowboys have a Heisman candidate at quarterback (Mason Rudolph) and a 1,000-yard rusher (Justice Hill) and a 1,000-yard receiver (James Washington) returning.
The Cowboys also host Baylor, Oklahoma and TCU, which should help them come conference play.