→1. Oklahoma vs. Texas at Dallas, Oct. 17:
As much anticipation and bad blood as any Trinity River shootout since 1976.
→2. Texas at OSU, Oct. 31:
Cowboys have proven they can scare UT. But they need to beat the ’Horns.
→3. Georgia at OSU, Sept. 5:
A glorious season opener; give us more, give us more.
→4. Oklahoma at Texas Tech, Nov. 21:
Strange things happen to the Sooners in Lubbock.
→5. OSU at Oklahoma, Nov. 28:
Bedlam in Norman has been one-sided since ’01, but you never know.
→6. Nebraska at Missouri, Oct. 8:
Maybe the North championship game.
→7. Oklahoma at Miami, Oct. 3:
Is this the year Miami becomes Miami again?
→8. Nebraska at Virginia Tech, Sept. 19:
Husker victory would be huge for Big 12 prestige.
→9. Missouri vs. Kansas at Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 28:
Sorry, Nebraska-Colorado. This has become North’s best rivalry game.
→10. Texas Tech at Texas, Sept. 19:
Might be a blowout, but finally, a significant September conference game.
→11. Missouri vs. Illinois at St. Louis, Sept. 5:
This has turned into a solid tradition. Don’t let it die.
→12. Oklahoma at Nebraska, Nov. 7:
One in a series of tough Sooner road games.
→13. Texas Tech at OSU, Nov. 14:
Three of last four series games in Stillwater have been wild — OSU 49-45 and 51-49, Tech 49-30.
→14. Nebraska at Kansas, Nov. 14:
Must-win for Jayhawks, who have killer South schedule.
→15. Connecticut at Baylor, Sept. 19:
Strange to have a Baylor game this high, but Bears could make a statement.
→16. Nebraska at Colorado, Nov. 27:
Huskers could be playing for the North crown.
→17. Texas at Missouri, Oct. 24:
Mizzou is 1-14 vs. UT since 1916, but Columbia becoming tough place to play.
→18. Oklahoma at Kansas, Oct. 24:
OU’s easiest road game, and it won’t be easy.
→19. Texas Tech at Nebraska, Oct. 17:
South’s fourth-best team might beat North’s best.
→20 Missouri at OSU, Oct. 17:
Goofy trend — Mizzou hasn’t lost in Stillwater since 1992.
→21. BYU vs. Oklahoma at Arlington, Texas, Sept. 5:
Brigham Young not great on neutral fields; 2-5 in last seven bowl games.
→22. Texas at Texas A&M, Nov. 26:
Should be a rout, but you never know in this series.
→23. Colorado at West Virginia, Oct. 1:
Seems a mismatch, but Buffs won last year in Boulder.
→24. Nebraska at Baylor, Oct. 31:
Bears narrowing the gap; last two losses to Huskers 23-14 and 32-20.
→25. Texas Tech at Houston, Sept. 26:
First team to 60 wins.
→26. Iowa at Iowa State, Sept. 12:
Cyclones’ can make their season with a victory.
→27. Missouri at Colorado, Oct. 31:
Don’t laugh, but CU could contend for the North. The three North favorites all come to Boulder.
→28. Kansas at Kansas State, Nov. 7:
Bill Snyder returns to the Sunflower State Series.
→29. Missouri at Nevada, Sept. 25:
Tigers rolled in Columbia last year, but Nevada pushed Tech in Reno.
→30. Kansas at Colorado, Oct. 17:
Another must-win for Jayhawks, who might have to sweep the North to have a chance to win it.
→31. OSU at Baylor, Oct. 24:
Trap game for Cowboys; week before Texas.
→32. Kansas State at UCLA, Sept. 19:
Snyder asks, who scheduled this game?
→33. Arkansas vs. Texas A&M at Arlington, Texas, Oct. 3:
More interesting than important; old SWC matchup.
→34. Colorado at Kansas State, Oct. 24:
Win this, and Snyder could go 3-1 in the conference.
→35. Texas Tech at Baylor, Nov. 28:
Bears almost got Tech last November but haven’t won since this was an SWC series.
→36. Colorado State at Colorado, Sept. 6:
Buffs’ 38-17 win last year an aberration; this almost always a classic.
→37. Baylor at Texas A&M, Nov. 21:
Bears could send Aggies to the cellar.
→38. Kansas at Texas Tech, Oct. 31:
KU 1-10 all-time vs. Red Raiders but won in Lubbock in 2001.
→39. Colorado at Toledo, Sept. 11:
Rockets this decade have beaten Michigan, Penn State, Pitt, Kansas, Minnesota and Iowa State. Buffs could be next.
→40. Missouri at Kansas State, Nov. 14:
May the best team win.
→41. Texas A&M at Texas Tech, Oct.