columnist Berry Tramel ranks all 96 games to be played by Big 12 Conference teams this season:
•1. Oklahoma vs. Texas (Oct. 11):
Always the league's marquee game.
•2. Kansas vs. Missouri (Nov. 29):
Another division-title showdown at Arrowhead Stadium?
•3. Missouri at Texas (Oct. 18):
Could have national title implications.
•4. Texas at Kansas (Nov. 15):
Return to scene of Mark Mangino's BCS quote. "That's right, BCS!”
•5. Virginia Tech at Nebraska (Sept. 27):
Just like old times, a big game in Lincoln.
•6. Texas at Texas Tech (Nov. 1):
Tech likely will be favored.
•7. Arkansas at Texas (Sept. 13):
Shouldn't they play every season?
•8. Missouri vs. Illinois (Aug. 30):
St. Louis showdown was a season-setting thriller in 2007.
•9. Texas Tech at Oklahoma (Nov. 22):
A South Division title game?
•10. Kansas at South Florida (Sept. 12):
Huge game for the Jayhawks — and the Bulls.
•11. West Virginia at Colorado (Sept. 18):
Mountaineers will find Boulder a tough place to play.
•12. Oklahoma at OSU (Nov. 29):
Bedlam in Stillwater has become great theater.
•13. Texas Tech at Kansas (Oct. 25):
This year, KU gets the rough side of the Big 12 South.
•14. Oklahoma at Texas A&M (Nov. 8):
Sooner-Aggie games at Kyle Field have been classics this decade.
•15. Missouri at Nebraska (Oct. 4):
Can Bo Pelini turn Memorial Stadium into the snakepit it once was?
•16. OSU at Washington State (Aug. 30):
Cowboys' season could be determined in Seattle.
•17. Texas at Colorado (Oct. 4):
'Horns have won last two trips to Boulder.
•18. Kansas at Nebraska (Nov. 8):
Huskers seek revenge for 76-39 embarrassment.
•19. Oklahoma at Washington (Sept. 13):
Sooners weren't spiffy on the road in 2007.
•20. Colorado at Florida State (Sept. 27):
Played in Jacksonville, could be competitive.
•21. Kansas at Oklahoma (Oct. 18
): An old rivalry is important again.
•22. Texas A&M at Texas (Nov. 27):
Can Aggies make it three straight over 'Horns?
•23. Texas Tech at Texas A&M (Oct. 18):
These guys don't like each other.
•24. Miami at Texas A&M (Sept. 20):
Two wounded, prideful programs.
•25. Texas Tech at Kansas State (Oct. 4):
Red Raiders finally find a fair fight.
•26. Texas at UTEP (Sept. 6):
Dangerous slot for the Longhorns in El Paso.
•27. Colorado at Texas A&M (Nov. 1):
Aggies need this one for a good year.
•28. Cincinnati at Oklahoma (Sept. 6):
Cincy not a bad team.
•29. Washington State at Baylor (Sept. 13):
Grand opportunity for Bears to beat a fellow BCS-league foe.
•30. Texas A&M at New Mexico:
Just ask Tech; Albuquerque can be tough place to play.
•31. Texas A&M at Baylor (Nov. 15):
Bears might have shot in the Brazos River Bowl.
•32. Colorado-Colorado State (Aug. 31):
Underrated rivalry, played in Denver.
•33. Wake Forest at Baylor (Aug. 28):
Demon Deacons are what Baylor aspires to be.
•34. OSU at Colorado (Nov. 15):
Could be cold in the Rockies.
•35. Iowa State at Baylor (Oct. 11):
Fifth home game for Bears in first half of the season.
•36. Kansas State at Louisville (Sept. 17):
Fun Thursday night game.
•37. Colorado at Nebraska (Nov. 28):
Once-great rivalry has gone strange.
•38. Oklahoma at Kansas State (Oct. 25):
Doesn't sizzle like it did with Stoops vs. Snyder.