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Here is how the Big 12 will break ties in football

TCU running back Kyle Hicks looks for an extra yard as he’s surrounded by Baylor defenders in last October’s shootout in Waco. The Horned Frogs and Bears lost only one game each last season and shared the Big 12 title. Next season, the conference will use a tiebreaker, if necessary, to crown one champ.
TCU running back Kyle Hicks looks for an extra yard as he’s surrounded by Baylor defenders in last October’s shootout in Waco. The Horned Frogs and Bears lost only one game each last season and shared the Big 12 title. Next season, the conference will use a tiebreaker, if necessary, to crown one champ. Star-Telegram

Big 12 football tiebreaker

Here are the Big 12 football tie-breaking procedures, as released by the conference Wednesday at the league meetings in Phoenix. The tiebreaker will be used to determine the conference champion and, if needed, the conference’s Sugar Bowl representative in the event the champion is selected for a CFP semifinal.

PROCEDURE

A: If two teams are tied, the winner between the two tied teams shall be the champion.

B: If three or more teams are tied, Steps 1 through 4 will be followed until a determination is made. Once a team has been eliminated from a multi-team comparison, it is dropped from further comparisons. If only two teams remain tied after any step, the winner of the game between the two teams shall be the champion.

STEPS

▪ 1. The conference records of the three or more teams will be compared against each other.

▪ 2. The conference records of the three or more teams will be compared against the next highest-placed team or teams in the conference. a), a two-way tie among the next highest-placed teams will be broken by head-to-head before the comparison begins. b), if more than a two-way tie exists among the next highest-placed teams, record against the collective tied teams, as a group, will be used.

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

▪ 4. Draw by the conference office.

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