Big 12 bowl projections: Week 8

The first BCS rankings are out, and it's time to update the Big 12 bowl rankings, which we'll be releasing on Sunday nights for the rest of the season.

Once again, I'll be placing nine Big 12 teams in bowls for now, until the math demands I cut one. It's going to be nearly impossible to get nine teams in bowls, but nine Big 12 teams are playing bowl-quality football. No doubt about it.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Kansas State vs. BCS at-large

Allstate Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. BCS at-large

AT&T Cotton Bowl: West Virginia vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: TCU vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Baylor vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Big East No. 4

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Iowa State vs. Big Ten