If our rankings of the Big 12's top games this year are any indication, you won't have to look beyond Oklahoma and Oklahoma State for the league's best matchups. Here's our look at the best games of the Big 12 football season:
1. OU at West Virginia
Picked 1-2 in preseason polls, this game could have a major impact on the conference title. The Sooners' first trip to Morgantown, W. Va., is being touted as one of the biggest home games in WVU history.
2. West Virginia at OSU
Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen, who spiced up OSU's offense in his one year as offensive coordinator, returns to Stillwater for a game that could have major ramifications on the Big 12 race.
3. OSU at OU
OSU's last four trips to Norman have been Bedlam blowouts, but the Cowboys proved the past two seasons they're a much improved road team. OSU went 12-1 outside of Payne County in 2010 and 2011.
4. OU vs. Texas (at Dallas)
The annual showdown in the Cotton Bowl has lost some luster during a two-year Longhorns slump. Texas still hasn't settled on a quarterback, but the Red River Rivalry always is intriguing.
5. Texas at OSU
The Cowboys won back-to-back games in Austin to end a 12-game losing streak against Texas. But OSU hasn't defeated the 'Horns in Stillwater since 1997, the year before Mack Brown arrived at UT.
6. West Virginia at Texas
West Virginia's first Big 12 road game is in Austin, the week before the Red River rivalry. The early-season matchup should reveal a lot about the Longhorns and Mountaineers.
7. TCU at West Virginia
Originally scheduled to be a showdown for the Big East title, the Big 12's two new members square off in Morgantown. By that time, it might be an elimination game for league title contenders.
8. OU at TCU
The finale of a grueling five-game stretch for the Horned Frogs, who face OSU, West Virginia, Kansas State, Texas and OU to end their inaugural Big 12 season.
9. OSU at K- State
The Cowboys won a classic last season on a night when an earthquake shook Stillwater. The rematch is OSU's second-toughest road game behind a late-season Bedlam showdown in Norman.
10. TCU at Texas
The Longhorns' annual Thanksgiving Night matchup with rival Texas A&M disappeared when the Aggies bolted to the SEC. A matchup with the Frogs is a decent consolation prize.