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Big 12 Wins NCAA Vote, Can Now Have League Title Game

A decision has been made. The Big 12 will now have the right to host a championship game if it so chooses. League commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced the news Wednesday following an NCAA vote in San Antonio regarding the matter.

The vote, which ended 7-2 in favor of the Big 12's proposal, allows the conference to schedule a title game between the league's top two teams. Since the conference currently plays a nine-game schedule, that means that the championship game would be a rematch of a regular season game. The ACC and the AAC were reportedly the only two conferences to vote against the proposal.

Bowlsby added that he isn't sure whether the league's athletic directors will vote in favor of holding the game. He thinks that a Big 12 championship would be worth between $25-30 million. Here's more, via Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman. 

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Prior to Wednesday's decision, conferences had to have 12 teams and split divisions to hold a title game. The Big 12, at just 10 teams, would have needed to add two more schools to hold its own title game.

Clearly, this is a win for the Big 12. That being said, it'll be interesting to see what the league does about potential three or four-way ties.