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Big 12 Football Standings 2012: Kansas State, Oklahoma last two alive for title

The Big 12 title race comes down to two teams, Kansas State and Oklahoma, each of which can clinch a share of the title this week with a win. Kansas State owns the tiebreaker for the conference's automatic BCS berth.

Brett Deering

Kansas State and Oklahoma enter the final week of the regular season tied in the Big 12 standings, with both teams able to seal a share of the conference title with a win.

After spending much of the latter half of the season gearing up for a potential national title appearance, Kansas State will take their first conference title since 2003 as a consolation prize. Now No. 6 after a loss to Baylor two weeks ago, the Wildcats pretty much have no hope of taking a national title, but they can clinch an appearance in a BCS game by beating Texas this upcoming weekend. Oklahoma is tied with Kansas State in the standings but can't appear in a BCS game unless the Wildcats lose, as Kansas State owns the head-to-head tiebreaker. However, but they can earn a share as well by beating a TCU team that knocked off Texas last week.

Texas and Oklahoma State each still had chances of potential titles entering this past weekend, but their losses to TCU and Oklahoma respectively ended those. West Virginia finally snapped a five-game skid to gain an air of respectability in their first season in the conference, with six wins meaning they'll got o a bowl game.

Here's a look at the full conference standings:

Big 12 Conference Standings

(updated 11.24.2012 at 1:42 AM CST)

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