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Big 12 Football Standings 2012: Undefeated Kansas State controls destiny for championship

The Kansas State Wildcats have national title hopes on their minds, but they're also just a few wins from their first conference championship since 2003 and second since the 1930's.

Ed Zurga

Kansas State's path to a Big 12 Championship is clear, as the No. 2 Wildcats are three games away from an undefeated regular season.

The Wildcats beat then-No. 24 Oklahoma State 44-30 on Saturday, their third straight win against a ranked team. They're in line to go to the national championship with the No. 2 slot in the BCS rankings and seemingly an advantage over Oregon and Notre Dame should things remain the same for the rest of the year. And their schedule gets easy: although they shouldn't overlook anybody in a conference with only one team below .500, two of their last three opponents are unranked. However, things could change dramatically for the Wildcats with Heisman candidate Collin Klein forced to leave the team's last game with a concussion - his status for the team's game next week against TCU is uncertain.

No. 12 Oklahoma still has a shot at the title - with their win over Iowa State, they've still only lost one game in Big 12 play - but K-State holds the tiebreaker after winning the head-to-head matchup between the two teams in Week 4. Every other team has at least two losses and would need at least one huge upset to happen in the final weeks of Big 12 play to even make a championship plausible.

Here's a look at the full conference standings:

Kansas State 6-0 9-0
Oklahoma 4-1 6-2
Texas 4-2 7-2
Oklahoma State 3-2 5-3
Texas Tech 3-3 6-3
TCU 3-3 6-3
West Virginia 2-3 5-3
Iowa State 2-4 5-4
Baylor 1-4 4-4
Kansas 0-6 1-8

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