Several Big 12 programs — many of the conference's best teams — regularly hit the road for big-time non-conference games. Several teams, though, rarely travel to play against foes from BCS conferences. We rank the programs in terms of non-conference road scheduling since 1999:
Rank. Team (Non-conference games against BCS-conference teams since 1999)
1. TCU (15)
The Horned Frogs needed marquee wins against BCS-conference teams to break through to college football's elite and they did it with aggressive scheduling that included games at Oklahoma (twice), Texas, Nebraska, Stanford, Clemson and Oregon State before joining the Big 12 last season.
2. Oklahoma (9)
The Sooners try to put at least one marquee non-conference game on the schedule, whether home or away. The philosophy has led to a slate that's included two road meetings with Notre Dame and trips to Alabama, Florida State, Oregon, UCLA and Washington among others.
3. West Virginia (14)
The Mountaineers numbers might be better than OU but that's largely due to seven games against Maryland on the road or at neutral sites during since 1999. But West Virginia hasn't been a slouch in scheduling, going to Notre Dame, LSU, Auburn, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, Colorado and Mississippi State in that span.
4. Texas (7)
The Longhorns most notable road trip in recent years was to Ohio State in 2005 but Texas also went to Stanford, North Carolina, UCLA and Ole Miss in recent years as well as playing a home-and-home with old Southwest Conference rival Arkansas.
5. Kansas State (6)
The Wildcats have a bad reputation in scheduling and sometimes that's warranted, but Kansas State has also traveled to USC, Auburn, Miami, UCLA and Louisville.
6. Oklahoma State (6)
The Cowboys have done a decent job with scheduling, but their trips don't quite stack up to others'. OSU has gone to Georgia, Arizona, UCLA and Mississippi State in recent years as well as played the Bulldogs at Houston and Washington State in Seattle.
7. Baylor (5)
The Bears have gone coast-to-coast, facing UConn, Boston College and California, Washington State and Wake Forest.
8. Iowa State (9)
The number is impressive but seven of those came against in-state rival Iowa and another, Florida State, was played in nearby Kansas City. The Cyclones only other game against a BCS-conference team on the road came against UConn in 2011.
9. Kansas (3)
The Jayhawks have traveled to Notre Dame, Northwestern and Georgia Tech in the last 15 years and have a few interesting trips to face non-automatic qualifiers, including UNLV and South Florida.
10. Texas Tech (3)
The Red Raiders haven't been very adventurous, going a decade without playing a team from another BCS auto-qualifying school on the road. They did play at Arizona State, Ohio State and North Carolina State from 1999-2003. Texas Tech has not left Texas or New Mexico for a non-conference road game since 2008.