Big 12 bowl projections: Week 15

Northern Illinois' loss Friday night opened up all kinds of possibilities, and the Big 12 appears ready to pounce on the opportunity to grab a second BCS bid. Baylor is the outright Big 12 champion and is headed to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, while Oklahoma could earn an at-large berth thanks to its win over Oklahoma State in Bedlam. If the Allstate Sugar Bowl takes OU, it creates a tidal wave that impacts the remaining bowl-eligible Big 12 teams, who would jump up one spot over their projection from last week.

Here are our Week 15 bowl projections for the Big 12:

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1): Baylor vs. BCS at-large

Allstate Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2): Oklahoma vs. SEC champion (or replacement)

AT&T Cotton Bowl (Jan. 3): Oklahoma State vs. SEC No. 3/4

Valero Alamo Bowl (Dec. 30): Texas vs. Pac-12 No. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Dec. 28): Kansas State vs. Big Ten No. 4/5

National University Holiday Bowl (Dec. 30): Texas Tech vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Texas Bowl (Dec. 27): None available vs. Big Ten No. 6

New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28): None available vs. American No. 4

Heart of Dallas Bowl (Jan. 1): None available vs. Big Ten No. 7