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Here Is Big 12 Football's New Tiebreaker Procedure

In 2014, the Big 12 had two of the best teams in the country in Baylor and TCU. The Bears and Horned Frogs finished the season with one loss each, and played one of the most entertaining games of the year—a 61-58 Baylor win in Waco. When it came to choose the four team College Football Playoff field, however, the conference's two powerhouses were both left at the altar in favor of Ohio State, who gained a ton of momentum with a massive 59-0 Big Ten Championship win over Wisconsin. Without a conference championship, the shared title may have hurt Baylor and TCU, so the Big 12 has created a tiebreaker procedure to settle that issue.

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Eventually, one would imagine that the Big 12 will expand and play a championship game, but the league seems content at 10 teams for now, so this seems like a decent first step to settle this issue. Now, we'll have to see if it works come December when the playoff teams are revealed.