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For the few weeks the Big 12 has been penalized by the CFB Playoff committee for their back-loaded schedule. That won’t be a problem in 2016. It seems the Big 12 brass has been paying attention, and continues to adapt to the changing college football landscape.

Last Saturday’s matchup between Oklahoma and TCU, and Oklahoma State and Baylor took center stage with both games getting the primetime slot. Next year though, those games kick off a bit earlier in the season. Okay… a lot earlier in the season. Baylor and Oklahoma State open up Big 12 play against each other on September 24th, 2016, and the Oklahoma-TCU game is the very next weekend.

It’s a bold move for the conference. The top of the conference would presumably have a big win under their belt, but where you are in the first playoff ranking doesn’t really matter. It’s all about where you end up, and there’s no denying the committee definitely likes teams that win big late.

Here’s the complete 2016 conference schedule.

 

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