Tiebreakers in the Big 12 have been a thorny issue since 2008, when Oklahoma earned a chance to stomp Mizzou in the conference championship instead of Texas, which beat the Sooners earlier that year and had the same 11-1 record.
After that ’08 controversey, the Big 12 (thanks to the push of Texas AD DeLoss Dodds) allowed head-to-head records to be used if two of the three teams in a tiebreaker scenario were ranked within one place of each other in the BCS standings.
With the BCS gone, though, the Big 12 will turn to the College Football Playoff committee’s rankings to break ties that can’t be broken by head-to-head records or in-conference records. The implications here aren’t for the College Football Playoff, which’ll determine its four participants on its own, but for the Champions Bowl against the SEC in New Orleans.
Anyways, remember how nuts that 2008 season was in the Big 12? I’m not sure the conference ever had a more fun year…until Oklahoma only scored 14 against Florida in the BCS Championship (after scoring 60+ in five straight games).