Win And Get In For WVU In Big 12 Championship Race

Win And Get In For WVU In Big 12 Championship Race


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — How important was that two-point conversion Will Grier ran into the end zone in overtime to beat Texas, 42-41, two weeks ago?

It may have won the Mountaineers the Big 12 championship … although there’s a whole lot of meat still on that bone.

With West Virginia losing to Oklahoma State on Saturday and Texas beating Iowa State, while Oklahoma survived against Kansas, the top of the Big 12 standings look like this going into the final weekend of regular season play.

1. Oklahoma 7-1

2. (tie) West Virginia (6-2)

2. Texas 6-2

4. Iowa State 5-3

Next Friday, Oklahoma comes to Morgantown to face WVU while Texas goes to Kansas to play the Jayhawks in a game in which it will be heavily favored. Iowa State is at home against Kansas State.

Big 12 Championship Trophy

So who is in line to play in the championship game?

If somehow Texas loses to Kansas it falls out of the picture, no matter what else happens because WVU’s victory over the Longhorns on the two-point conversion would give the Mountaineers the tiebreaker with them if both have three losses.

However, if Texas beats Kansas and Oklahoma beats WVU, the championship game will be between Oklahoma and Texas.

And, if WVU beats Oklahoma while Texas beats Kansas, then the three teams would be tied with two losses and the championship game would be between WVU and Texas, WVU would hold the tiebreaker over both those teams with victories while Texas upset Oklahoma earlier this year in their face-to-face meeting.

Here is the tiebreaking procedure listed on the Big 12 website:

Tiebreaker Procedure. If two teams are tied for first place both teams will participate in the championship game and the winner of the head-to-head will be the #1 seed. If more than two teams tie for first place, the tiebreaker procedures below will be applied separately, to identify each participant in the championship game.

In the event two (or more teams) tie for second or any subsequent position, the tiebreaker procedures below will be used to break all ties as necessary. For the avoidance of doubt, only Conference records will be used throughout the process:

a. If two teams are tied, the winner of the regular-season game between the two tied teams shall prevail.

b. If three or more teams are tied, steps 1 through 4 will be followed until a determination is made. If only two teams remain tied after any step, the winner of the regular season game between the two tied teams shall prevail.

1. The Conference records of the three or more teams will be compared against each other in a “mini round-robin” format.

2. The Conference records of the three or more teams will be compared against the remaining team(s) in the Conference standings from top to bottom.

a. When comparing against the remaining teams in the Conference standings any two-way ties will be broken by head-to-head competition before the comparison begins.

b. If more than a two-way tie exists amongst the remaining teams in the Conference standings, the record against the collective tied teams as a group will be used.

3. Scoring differential among the tied teams. The team or teams with the lowest difference between points scored and points allowed in games vs. the tied teams is eliminated from consideration.

4. Draw (In the event steps 1-3 cannot break a multi-team tie the prevailing team or teams will be determined by draw at the Conference office).

In the event tiebreaking procedures are unsuccessful and a draw is necessary in determining any portion of seeding, the following procedures will be used:

a. The draw will be conducted in public or with media attendance.

b. Institutions involved in the drawing have the right to have a local representative in attendance at the drawing.

c. A single slip of paper for each institution (with name or logo) will be placed in a container and will be drawn in order of seeding from highest to lowest.

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    Bob Hertzel
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    Win And Get In For WVU In Big 12 Championship Race MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — How important was that two-point conversion Will Grier ran into the end zone in
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    #74972

    JAL
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    So it is win and get in the championship game. Of course beating Oklahoma would mean no Big 12 team in the playoffs but win Friday then win the championship game and WVU goes to the Sugar Bowl so a lot to play for.

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    Kevin Kinder
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    Without question.

    Also, if WVU could win Friday, even if it loses the champ game,might it still sneak in to a NY6 Bowl? Maybe not, but would really love to go back to the Peach Bowl or to the Fiesta.

    Talked to Peach Bowl reps at the OSU game, they know WVU’s history there.

    #74991
    Butlereer
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    B12 isn’t getting a team in no matter what.

    Domers, Meatchicken or UGA have the 3 and 4 spots locked up.  2 of them would have to lose and that ain’t happenin.   Even if it did, somehow, someway WSU would jump over OSU.  The committee would guarantee it.  The fix is already in.

    #75055

    NoPittyHere
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    I felt before the season, that this team would go 10-2 (though after the 3-0 start, thought they should go 10-1, following the cancelled game and great showing to that point), with a loss to UT and one they should win, but wouldn’t (cue in Iowa State). I felt they would beat OU.

    Who knows how it will turn out on Friday, but I will say this: My 90 year old mother could line up and score on those bums–but at times, she could also score on WVU’s defense. WVU will need to score on nearly every single possession, while at least playing somewhat better on the other side of the ball if it will have a snowball’s chance of winning–or so it seems heading into this.

    I will also say that if WVU blows this one–season finale and Senior Night, it will absolutely rip the soul out of this fan base. And there’s no other team in the Big 12 that has a whoopin’ coming at the hands of the Mountaineer fans more than the land thieves…

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    Kevin Kinder
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    B12 isn’t getting a team in no matter what.

    Domers, Meatchicken or UGA have the 3 and 4 spots locked up. 2 of them would have to lose and that ain’t happenin. Even if it did, somehow, someway WSU would jump over OSU. The committee would guarantee it. The fix is already in.

    The Big 12 is guaranteed to get at least one team in the NY6. The league champion gets a spot in the Sugar Bowl. Nothing the committee can do about that.

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    Butlereer
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    Sugar Bowl is a guarantee. But no way even if OU W’s on Fri and W’s in the B12 conf game do they even get a sniff.

    I get it that a 0 L team gets in. It’s hard to go undefeated in a season. But hell, If we had Clemson’s schedule we’d be undefeated. So would OU and Maybe even TX and ISU. The ACC is SOOOOOOOOOO overrated this year. They have nothing other than Clemson. Let’s see if they get exposed in the championship games.

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    NoPittyHere
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    Sugar Bowl is a guarantee. But no way even if OU W’s on Fri and W’s in the B12 conf game do they even get a sniff.

    I get it that a 0 L team gets in. It’s hard to go undefeated in a season. But hell, If we had Clemson’s schedule we’d be undefeated. So would OU and Maybe even TX and ISU. The ACC is SOOOOOOOOOO overrated this year. They have nothing other than Clemson. Let’s see if they get exposed in the championship games.

    Proof of your comment has only the reality of the first four game “playoff” that featured not one, but TWO Big 12 teams that should have been part of the makeup, yet NEITHER of them were included. Yes, I remember that inaugural year, and won’t EVER forget it. That was absolutely shameful, despite its “outcome,” that made the “committee” come out smelling like roses.

    The whole thing is a sham, no matter how they spin it, year by effin’ year.

    As for our Mountaineers, it will again be playing for a consolation prize, but they will still be our Mountaineers, regardless. And we will still back them 100% and above, expecting nothing less of them as they go about their business. And that IS something to be proud of, despite of–and IN spite of the odds stacked against us.

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