â†µThis ignited controversy, buoyed the important banner economy of the Oklahoma/Texas corridor, and insured that no one would make the same mistake by leaving out the clarifying step of including the final head-to-head records to avoid the nonsense of last year. That is, unless you're the Michael Scott of college football conferences, the Big Ten, and more than willing to embrace a system that would rely on the BCS rankings to determine who goes to the Rose Bowl: â†µâ†µ
â†µâ‡¥The Big Ten is changing the tiebreaker system for its football championship, adopting the Big 12’s much-panned procedure of relying on Bowl Championship Series rankings as the ultimate decider. It was that system that resulted in Oklahoma playing in the Big 12 title game (and ultimately for the national title) because it jumped co-division champs Texas and Texas Tech (all with one loss) in the BCS standings. â†µ
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