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BIG 12 Does not feel Disadvantaged for Playoff

One true Champion. That was the Big 12's Slogan a year ago. It didn't turn out that way, though. The conference ended up presenting TCU and Baylor as Co-Champions and Neither the Horned Frogs or the Bears were chosen for the inaugural four-team playoff. That led to discussions about whether the Big 12 is at a disadvantage as the only major conference without a championship game. conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby and TCU Coach Gary Patterson weighed in on that topic today at Big 12 Media Day.

"If we go another year, and get left out, and it appears to be systemic, we need to be mindful of that. And that's why we've gone about the process trying to get the postseason rules deregulated. We think that gives us a full array of options," Bowlsby said. "One year doesn't make a trend, so I don't believe we are disadvantaged at this point."

"I think every year is different. I'm not a big believer that you have to have a conference championship. I thought the whole thing about going to the playoff is that they pick the four best teams and you don't even have a championship game. That's what I was led to believe. In 33 years I've seen different forms of how we got to a national championship in every shape and manner," Patterson added.

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