Big 12 Championship Game

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Big 12 Championship Game
Stadium AT&T Stadium
Location Dallas, TX
Played: 2013-present
West Virginia
Texas (3)

The Big 12 Championship Game is the matchup between the winners of the Big 12 North Division and the Big 12 South Davision to determine the Big 12 champion, as well as the league's automatic bid to the Sugar Bowl against the SEC champion (barring a playoff appearance). With a 35-21 victory over Baylor in the 2019 Big 12 Championship Game, Oklahoma is the reigning champion of the conference for the second time. Texas has won the most Big 12 championships (3), followed by Oklahoma and Kansas (2 each); no other school has won a conference title through seven seasons. Baylor, TCU, Texas Tech, West Virginia, and former member UCF have all made appearances in the game. West Virginia has clinched a berth to play in the 2020 Big 12 Championship Game in the first year of the conference's round-robin format.


Pre-Division Format

In 2013, the Big 12 used a non-divisional format in which the top two teams in the final regular-season standings advanced to the championship game. The regular-season schedule was not a round-robin, so a championship game rematch was not guaranteed.

Season #1 Seed #2 Seed Site MVP
2013 #10 Texas Longhorns 42 UCF Knights 10 AT&T Stadium * Arlington, TX Sterling Brown, RB Texas

Division Format

From 2014 to 2019, the Big 12 was divided into North and South divisions. Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, and West Virginia were in the North Division; Baylor, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, and Texas Tech were in the South Division.

Season North Division South Division Site MVP
2014 #6 Kansas Jayhawks 35 #24 Baylor Bears 6 AT&T Stadium * Arlington, TX Robert Medina, SS Kansas
2015 #4 Oklahoma Sooners 14 #2 Texas Tech Red Raiders 10 AT&T Stadium * Arlington, TX Kavika Russell, TE Oklahoma
2016 #5 Oklahoma Sooners 17 #12 Texas Longhorns 20 AT&T Stadium * Arlington, TX Ivory Hull, CB Texas
2017 #11 West Virginia Mountaineers 21 #1 Texas Longhorns 24 AT&T Stadium * Arlington, TX Troy Marshall, CB Texas
2018 Kansas Jayhawks 17 #9 TCU Horned Frogs 13 AT&T Stadium * Arlington, TX Eric Jennings, QB, Kansas
2019 #7 Oklahoma Sooners 35 #4 Baylor Bears 21 AT&T Stadium * Arlington, TX Graham Burnett, QB, Oklahoma

Post-Division Format

Beginning with the schedule reform of 2020, the Big 12 returned to a non-divisional format in which the top two teams in the final regular-season standings would qualify for the conference championship game. The round-robin schedule means that the championship game is guaranteed to be a rematch.

Season #1 Seed #2 Seed Site MVP
2020 #7 West Virginia Mountaineers 49 TCU Horned Frogs 3 AT&T Stadium * Arlington, TX Mohammed Foster QB, West Virginia

Results by Team

Appearances School Wins Losses pct.
3 Texas Longhorns 3 0 1.000
3 Oklahoma Sooners 2 1 .667
2 Kansas Jayhawks 2 0 1.000
2 Baylor Bears 0 2 .000
2 West Virginia Mountaineers 1 1 .500
2 TCU Horned Frogs 0 2 .000
1 UCF Knights 0 1 .000
1 Texas Tech Red Raiders 0 1 .000

Winners Bowl Performance

Season Big 12 Champ Result Opponent Opp. Conf Bowl Game National Champ
2013 Texas Longhorns W 14-10 Washington State Cougars Pac-12 Cotton Bowl LSU
2014 Kansas Jayhawks L 17-42 Georgia Bulldogs SEC Sugar Bowl Alabama
2015 Oklahoma Sooners W 20-6
W 41-23
W 43-40 (3OT)
Michigan State Spartans
Florida State Seminoles
Penn State Nittany Lions
Big Ten
Big Ten
Cotton Bowl
Chick-fil-a Bowl
National Championship Game
2016 Texas Longhorns L 17-21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Independents Peach Bowl Notre Dame
2017 Texas Longhorns W 23-20
W 27-24
W 34-19
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Boston College Eagles
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Big Ten
Fiesta Bowl
Rose Bowl
National Championship Game
2018 Kansas Jayhawks L 6-24 UCLA Bruins Pac-12 Cactus Bowl Alabama
2019 Oklahoma Sooners L 30-33 Alabama Crimson Tide SEC CFP Quarterfinal Penn State
2020 West Virginia Mountaineers L 23-28 LSU Tigers SEC CFP Quarterfinal Penn State

Runner up's Bowl Performance

Season Big 12 Runner Up Result Opponent Opp. Conf Bowl Game
2013 UCF Knights L 15-49 UCLA Bruins Pac-12 Fiesta Bowl
2014 Baylor Bears L 10-28 Oregon Ducks Pac-12 Alamo Bowl
2015 Texas Tech L 23-26 USC Trojans Pac-12 Hawaii Bowl (play-in game)
2016 Oklahoma Sooners W 28-14 Utah Utes Pac-12 Alamo Bowl
2017 West Virginia Mountaineers W 49-14 California Golden Bears Pac-12 Alamo Bowl
2018 TCU Horned Frogs L 14-38 USC Trojans Pac-12 Alamo Bowl
2019 Baylor Bears L 14-34 Tennessee Volunteers SEC CFP Quarterfinal