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2016 Big 12 Conference football season

The 2016 Big 12 Conference football season will represent the 21st season of Big 12 Conference football, taking place during the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The season will begin with non-conference play on Friday, September 2, 2016, with Kansas State traveling to face Stanford. Big 12 Conference play will begin on Saturday, September 17, 2016, with Iowa State traveling to play TCU.[1]

2016 Big 12 Conference football season
Big 12 Conference.svg
LeagueNCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision
SportFootball
DurationSeptember 2, 2016
through January 2, 2017
Number of teams10
TV partner(s)ABC, FOX, ESPN, FS1, FSN, LHN
2017 NFL Draft
Top draft pickPatrick Mahomes II (Texas Tech)
Picked byKansas City Chiefs, 10th overall
Regular season
Season championsOklahoma
Runners-upOklahoma State
Top scorerBen Grogan (117 points)
Football seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 5 Oklahoma $   9 0         11 2  
No. 11 Oklahoma State   7 2         10 3  
No. 18 West Virginia   7 2         10 3  
Kansas State   6 3         9 4  
TCU   4 5         6 7  
Baylor   3 6         7 6  
Texas   3 6         5 7  
Texas Tech   3 6         5 7  
Iowa State   2 7         3 9  
Kansas   1 8         2 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 season will be the fifth for the Big 12 since the 2010–13 Big 12 Conference realignment brought the Big 12 membership to its current form. The conference has ten members: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia.[2] The Big 12 is a Power Five conference under the College Football Playoff format, along with the ACC, the Big Ten, the Pac-12 and the SEC. As a 10-team league, the Big 12 will play a 9-game, round-robin conference schedule and each member will play 3 non-conference games–one of which must be against another Power Five conference foe.[3] The conference championship will be awarded to the team with the highest conference winning percentage at the conclusion of league play. In the event of a tie atop the standings, the conference tiebreaker shall determine the champion.[4]

The Big 12 Champion will earn a berth to the 2017 Sugar Bowl, to play the SEC Champion at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans,on January 2, 2017.[5] If the Big 12 Champion or SEC Champion are selected for the College Football Playoff, then a replacement team from the league will be designated to represent its conference in the Sugar Bowl according to the league's rules.[6]

Contents

PreseasonEdit

RecruitingEdit

National Rankings
Team ESPN[7] Rivals[8] Scout[9] 24/7[10] Total Signees
Baylor #17* #55 #47 #36 15
Iowa State #54 #53 #45 #52 29
Kansas NR #100 #94 #81 19
Kansas State #70 #76 #73 #71 21
Oklahoma #21 #16 #19 #22 22
Oklahoma State #46 #48 #42 #43 21
TCU #23 #20 #13 #18 24
Texas #10 #7 #3 #9 28
Texas Tech #42 #46 #31 #47 25
West Virginia #37 #38 #36 #41 28
  • ESPN has not updated its class rankings since National Signing Day. In May–July, 2016, Baylor lost a significant number of signees as a result of the school's sexual assault scandal,[11] which led to the firing of many university employees, including head coach Art Briles.[12] Several of Baylor's top-ranked signees re-signed with other Big 12 schools, including Texas, TCU, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

Preseason pollEdit

Team Ranking[13] First Place Votes Raw Points
1. Oklahoma (24) 258
2. TCU (2) 222
3. Oklahoma State (0) 202
4. Baylor (0) 156
5. Texas (0) 151
6. Texas Tech (0) 141
7. West Virginia (0) 126
8. Kansas State (0) 88
9. Iowa State (0) 59
10. Kansas (0) 27

Preseason awardsEdit

2016 Preseason All-Big 12[14]

All-Big 12 Offense
Position Player Class Team
QB Baker Mayfield Junior Oklahoma
RB Mike Warren Sophomore Iowa State
RB Samaje Perine Junior Oklahoma
FB Winston Dimel Sophomore Kansas State
WR K. D. Cannon Junior Baylor
WR Allen Lazard Junior Iowa State
WR James Washington Junior Oklahoma State
TE Mark Andrews Sophomore Oklahoma
OL Spencer Drango Senior Baylor
OL Kyle Fuller Senior Baylor
OL Orlando Brown Sophomore Oklahoma
OL Patrick Vahe Sophomore Texas
OL Connor Williams Sophomore Texas
OL Tyler Orlosky Senior West Virginia
PK Clayton Hatfield Sophomore Texas Tech
KR/PR KaVontae Turpin Sophomore TCU
All-Big 12 Defense
Position Player Class Team
DL Will Geary Junior Kansas State
DL Jordan Willis Senior Kansas State
DL Charles Walker Junior Oklahoma
DL Vincent Taylor Junior Oklahoma State
DL Josh Carraway Senior TCU
DL James McFarland Senior TCU
DL Noble Nwachukwu Senior West Virginia
LB Elijah Lee Junior Kansas State
LB Jordan Evans Senior Oklahoma
LB Malik Jefferson Sophomore Texas
DB Dante Barnett Senior Kansas State
DB Steven Parker Junior Oklahoma
DB Jordan Thomas Junior Oklahoma
DB Jordan Sterns Senior Oklahoma State
DB Davante Davis Sophomore Texas
P Austin Seibert Sophomore Oklahoma

Regular seasonEdit

Week 1Edit

Schedule and Results

Date Time (CT) Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 6:30 PM Northwestern State #23 Baylor McLane StadiumWaco, Texas FSN W 55−7 44,849
September 2 8:00 PM Kansas State #8 Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, California FS1 L 13−26 46,147
September 3 11:00 AM Missouri West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia FS1 W 26−11 60,125
September 3 11:00 AM #3 Oklahoma #14 Houston NRG StadiumHouston ABC L 23–33 71,016
September 3 2:30 PM Southeastern Louisiana #23 Oklahoma State Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, Oklahoma FSN W 61−7 50,079
September 3 6:00 PM Rhode Island Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas ESPN3 W 55−6 28,864
September 3 7:00 PM #14 (FCS) South Dakota State #13 TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas FSN W 59−41 43,450
September 3 7:00 PM Stephen F. Austin Texas Tech Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, Texas FSN W 69−17 60,097
September 3 7:00 PM #5 (FCS) Northern Iowa Iowa State Jack Trice StadiumAmes, Iowa Cyclones.TV L 20−25 60,629
September 4 6:30 PM #10 Notre Dame Texas Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas ABC W 50–472OT 102,315

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special Teams Newcomer
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Kenny Hill (QB)
Tyrone Swoopes (QB)
TCU
Texas
Chris Nelson (DT) Texas KaVontae Turpin (WR/PR) TCU Shane Buechele (QB) Texas
Reference: Big 12 Conference[15]

Week 2Edit

Schedule and Results

Date Time (CT) Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 11:00 AM Central Michigan #22 Oklahoma State Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, Oklahoma FS1 L 27−30 52,523
September 10 1:00 PM #22 (FCS) Youngstown State West Virginia Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia RTPT W 38−21 56,261
September 10 1:30 PM Ohio Kansas Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, Kansas FSN L 21−37 28,467
September 10 2:30 PM SMU #23 Baylor McLane Stadium • Waco, Texas FS1 W 40−13 45,499
September 10 6:00 PM Arkansas #15 TCU Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas ESPN L 38−412OT 48,091
September 10 6:00 PM UTEP #11 Texas Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, Texas LHN W 41−7 92,863
September 10 6:00 PM Louisiana–Monroe #14 Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma FSN W 59−17 87,037
September 10 6:30 PM Iowa State #16 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa BTN L 3−42 70,585
September 10 9:00 PM Texas Tech Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona FS1 L 55−68 44,511

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams Newcomer
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Patrick Mahomes (QB) Texas Tech Orion Stewart (S) Baylor KaVontae Turpin (WR/KR) (2) TCU Shane Buechele (QB) (2) Texas
Reference: Big 12 Conference [16]

Week 3Edit

Schedule and Results

Date Time (CT) Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 16 7:00 PM #21 Baylor Rice Rice Stadium • Houston, Texas ESPN W 38–10 27,047
September 17 11:00 AM Kansas Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, Tennessee ESPNU L 7–43 34,448
September 17 11:00 AM Iowa State TCU Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas FS1 TCU 41–20 45,119
September 17 1:30 PM Florida Atlantic Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, Kansas FSN W 63−7 50,871
September 17 2:30 PM Pittsburgh Oklahoma State Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, Oklahoma ESPN W 45–38 53,514
September 17 6:00 PM Louisiana Tech Texas Tech Jones AT&T Stadium • Lubbock, Texas FSN W 59–45 57,515
September 17 6:30 PM #3 Ohio State #14 Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma FOX L 24–45 87,979
September 17 9:30 PM #11 Texas California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California ESPN L 43–50 50,448

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special Teams Newcomer
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
James Washington (WR) Oklahoma State Ty Summers (LB) TCU Dominique Heath (WR/PR)
Zach Sinor (P)
Kansas State
Oklahoma State
JaMycal Hasty (RB) Baylor
Reference: Big 12 Conference[17]

Week 4Edit

Schedule and Results

Date Time (CT) Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 23 7:00 PM TCU SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, Texas ESPN W 33–3 30,987
September 24 11:00 AM San Jose State Iowa State Jack Trice Stadium • Ames, Iowa FSN W 44–10 50,851
September 24 2:30 PM BYU West Virginia FedExFieldLandover, Maryland ESPN2 W 35–32 38,207
September 24 6:00 PM Missouri State Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas K-StateHD.tv W 35–0 51,686
September 24 6:30 PM Oklahoma State #16 Baylor McLane Stadium • Waco, Texas FOX BU 35–24 45,373

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams Newcomer
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Seth Russell (QB) Baylor Travon Blanchard (NB) Baylor Byron Pringle (WR/PR)
Desmon White (WR/PR)
Kansas State
TCU
Justice Hill (RB) Oklahoma State
Reference: Big 12 Conference[18]

Week 5Edit

Schedule and Results

Date Time (CT) Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 29 7:30 PM Kansas Texas Tech Jones AT&T Stadium • Lubbock, Texas FS1 TTU 55–19 56,494
October 1 11:00 AM #22 Texas Oklahoma State Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, Oklahoma ABC OSU 49–31 53,468
October 1 11:00 AM #13 Baylor Iowa State Jack Trice Stadium • Ames, Iowa FS1 BU 45–42 50,842
October 1 2:30 PM Kansas State West Virginia Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia ESPNU WVU 17–16 61,701
October 1 4:00 PM Oklahoma #21 TCU Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas FOX OU 52–46 47,851

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams Newcomer
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Shock Linwood (RB) Baylor Elijah Lee (LB) Kansas State Austin Seibert (K/P) Oklahoma Justice Hill (RB) (2) Oklahoma State
Reference: Big 12 Conference[19]

Week 6Edit

Schedule and Results

Date Time (CT) Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 8 11:00 AM Texas #20 Oklahoma Cotton BowlDallas, Texas FS1 OU 45–40 92,100
October 8 11:00 AM TCU Kansas Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, Kansas ESPNU TCU 24–23 23,946
October 8 2:30 PM Iowa State Oklahoma State Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, Oklahoma ESPNU OSU 38–31 53,239
October 8 6:00 PM Texas Tech Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas ESPNU KSU 44–38 51,540

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams Newcomer
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Dede Westbrook (WR) Oklahoma Josh Carraway (DE) TCU Byron Pringle (KR/WR) (2) Kansas State D. J. Reed (DB) Kansas State
Reference: Big 12 Conference[20]

Week 7Edit

Schedule and Results

Date Time (CT) Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 15 11:00 AM Kansas State #19 Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma ESPN OU 38–17 86,049
October 15 11:00 AM #20 West Virginia Texas Tech Jones AT&T Stadium • Lubbock, Texas FS1 WVU 48–17 54,111
October 15 2:30 PM Kansas #11 Baylor McLane Stadium • Waco, Texas FS1 BU 49–7 47,598
October 15 6:00 PM Iowa State Texas Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, Texas LHN/CyTV TEX 27–6 96,851

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams Newcomer
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Skyler Howard (QB) West Virginia Ryan Reid (CB) Baylor Cole Moos (P) Kansas Devin Duvernay (WR) Texas
Reference: Big 12 Conference[21]

Week 8Edit

Schedule and Results

Date Time (CT) Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 22 11:00 AM Oklahoma State Kansas Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, Kansas FS1 OSU 44–20 26,262
October 22 11:00 AM Texas Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas ESPN2 KSU 24–21 52,328
October 22 2:30 PM TCU #12 West Virginia Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia ESPN2 WVU 34–10 61,780
October 22 7:00 PM #16 Oklahoma Texas Tech Jones AT&T Stadium • Lubbock, Texas FOX OU 66–59 60,478

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams Newcomer
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Patrick Mahomes (QB)
Joe Mixon (RB)
Texas Tech
Oklahoma
Jordan Willis (DE) Kansas State Ben Grogan (K) Oklahoma State Justice Hill (RB) (3) Oklahoma State
Reference: Big 12 Conference[21]

Week 9Edit

Schedule and Results

Date Time (CT) Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 29 11:00 AM #10 West Virginia Oklahoma State Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, Oklahoma FOX OSU 37–20 59,584
October 29 11:00 AM Kansas State Iowa State Jack Trice Stadium • Ames, Iowa FSN KSU 31–26 52,763
October 29 2:30 PM Texas Tech TCU Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas ESPN2 TTU 27–24OT 45,619
October 29 2:30 PM #8 Baylor Texas Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, Texas ABC TEX 35–34 97,822
October 29 6:00 PM Kansas #16Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma FS1 OU 56–3 86,301

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams Newcomer
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
D'Onta Foreman (RB) Texas Vincent Taylor (DT) Oklahoma State Zach Sinor (P) (2) Oklahoma State Shane Buechele (QB) (3) Texas
Reference: Big 12 Conference[21]

Week 10Edit

Schedule and Results

Date Time (CT) Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 3 6:30 PM #14 Oklahoma Iowa State Jack Trice Stadium • Ames, Iowa ESPN OU 34–24 50,662
November 5 11:00 AM Texas Texas Tech Jones AT&T Stadium • Lubbock, Texas FS1 TEX 45–37 60,803
November 5 2:30 PM #18 Oklahoma State Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas ABC OSU 43–37 52,450
November 5 2:30 PM TCU #17 Baylor McLane Stadium • Waco, Texas FOX TCU 62–22 48,129
November 5 6:00 PM Kansas #20 West Virginia Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia ESPN2 WVU 48–21 56,343

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams Newcomer
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
D'Onta Foreman (RB) (2) Texas Travin Howard (LB) TCU Michael Dickson (P) Texas Justin Crawford (RB) West Virginia
Reference: Big 12 Conference[21]

Week 11Edit

Schedule and Results

Date Time (CT) Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 12 11:00 AM Baylor #11 Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma ABC OU 45–24 86,249
November 12 11:00 AM Iowa State Kansas Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, Kansas FSN ISU 31–24 23,757
November 12 11:00 AM #16 West Virginia Texas Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, Texas FS1 WVU 24–20 96,367
November 12 2:30 PM Texas Tech #13 Oklahoma State Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, Oklahoma FS1 OSU 45–44 54,288

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams Newcomer
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Mason Rudolph (QB) Oklahoma State Jordan Evans (LB) Oklahoma Michael Barden (K/P) Texas Tech David Montgomery (RB) Iowa State
Reference: Big 12 Conference[21]

Week 12Edit

Schedule and Results

Date Time (CT) Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 19 11:00 AM Kansas State Baylor McLane Stadium • Waco, Texas ESPN2 KSU 42–21 43,581
November 19 11:00 AM #11 Oklahoma State TCU Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas FS1 OSU 31–6 43,303
November 19 2:30 PM Texas Tech Iowa State Jack Trice Stadium • Ames, Iowa FS1 ISU 66–10 50,787
November 19 2:30 PM Texas Kansas Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, Kansas ABC KU 24–21OT 25,673
November 19 7:00 PM #9 Oklahoma #14 West Virginia Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia ABC OU 56–28 57,645

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams Newcomer
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Justin Crawford (RB) West Virginia Kamari Cotton-Moya (S)
Dorance Armstrong Jr. (DE)
Iowa State
Kansas
Matthew Wyman (K) Kansas Justin Crawford (RB) (2) West Virginia
Reference: Big 12 Conference[22]

Week 13Edit

Schedule and Results

Date Time (CT) Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 25 2:30 PM TCU Texas Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, Texas FS1 TCU 31–9 99,065
November 25 5:00 PM Baylor Texas Tech AT&T StadiumArlington, Texas ESPN TTU 54–35 41,656
November 26 11:00 AM Kansas Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas FS1 KSU 34–19 52,637
November 26 2:30 PM #18 West Virginia Iowa State Jack Trice Stadium • Ames, Iowa FS1 WVU 49–19 51,365

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams Newcomer
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Patrick Mahomes (QB) (3) Texas Tech Ty Summers (LB) (2) TCU Cole Netten (K) Iowa State Martell Pettaway (RB) West Virginia
Reference: Big 12 Conference[23]

Week 14Edit

Schedule and Results

Date Time (CT) Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 3 11:00 AM Kansas State TCU Among G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas FS1 KSU 30–6 42,746
December 3 11:30 AM #10 Oklahoma State #9 Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma FOX OU 38–20 87,527
December 3 2:30 PM Baylor #16 West Virginia Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia FS1 WVU 24–21 49,229

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams Newcomer
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Samaje Perine (RB) Oklahoma Martin Gross Jr. (S) West Virginia Barry J. Sanders (KR) Oklahoma State Justin Crawford (RB) (3) West Virginia
Reference: Big 12 Conference[24]

Bowl gamesEdit

Schedule and Results

Bowl Date Time (CT) Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Cactus Bowl December 27 9:15 PM Boise State Baylor Chase Field ESPN W 31–12 33,328
Russell Athletic Bowl December 28 4:30 PM #16 West Virginia Miami (FL) Camping World Stadium ESPN L 14–31 48,625
Texas Bowl December 28 8:00 PM Texas A&M Kansas State NRG Stadium ESPN W 33–28 68,412
Alamo Bowl December 29 8:00 PM #12 Oklahoma State #10 Colorado Alamodome ESPN W 38–8 59,815
Liberty Bowl December 30 11:00 AM Georgia TCU Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ESPN L 23–31 51,087
Sugar Bowl January 2 7:30 PM #14 Auburn #7 Oklahoma Mercedes-Benz Superdome ESPN W 35–19 54,077

RankingsEdit

Legend
    Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
NR Not ranked and did not receive any votes in poll
  Pre Wk
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Final
Baylor AP 23 23 21 16 13 13 11 9 8 13 25 NR NR NR NR NR
C 21 19 19 15 13 11 8 8 6 13 25 RV NR NR NR NR
CFP Not released 17 NR NR NR NR NR
Iowa State AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
C NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR
Kansas AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
C NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR
Kansas State AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV
C NR NR NR RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR
Oklahoma AP 3 14 14 25 RV 20 19 16 16 12 9 8 7 7 7 5
C 3 13 14 RV RV 22 20 16 15 11 9 8 7 7 7 3
CFP Not released 14 11 9 8 9 7
Oklahoma State AP 21 22 RV RV NR RV RV RV RV 22 17 13 10 11 13 11
C 19 17 RV RV NR RV RV RV RV 22 17 13 10 10 13 11
CFP Not released 18 13 11 10 10 12
TCU AP 13 15 RV RV 21 RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
C 14 12 RV 21 19 RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR
Texas AP RV 11 11 21 22 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
C RV 20 16 24 25 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR
Texas Tech AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
C NR NR NR NR NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR
West Virginia AP NR RV NR NR RV 22 20 12 10 14 11 10 19 14 14 18
C NR RV RV RV RV 20 18 13 9 15 10 9 17 13 12 17
CFP Not released 20 16 14 18 16 16

Home game attendanceEdit

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Total Average % of Capacity
Baylor McLane Stadium 45,140 44,849 45,499 45,373 47,598 48,129 43,581 275,029 45,838 101.54%
Iowa State Jack Trice Stadium 61,500 60,629† 50,851 50,842 52,763 50,662 50,787 51,365 367,899 52,557 95.91%
Kansas Memorial Stadium 50,071 28,864† 28,467 23,946 26,262 23,757 25,673 156,969 26,161 52.25%
Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Stadium 50,000 50,871 51,686 51,540 52,328 52,450 52,637 311,512 51,919 103.84%
Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium 82,112 87,037 87,979 86,049 86,301 86,249 87,527 521,142 86,857 105.78%
Oklahoma State Boone Pickens Stadium 60,218 50,079 52,523 53,514 53,468 53,239 59,584† 54,288 376,695 53,813 89.36%
TCU Amon G. Carter Stadium 45,000 43,450 48,091 45,000 45,000 45,619 43,303 42,746 313,209 44,744 99.43%
Texas Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium 100,119 102,315 92,683 96,851 97,822 96,367 99,065 585,103 97,517 97.40%
Texas Tech Jones AT&T Stadium 60,454 60,097 57,515 56,494 54,111 60,478 60,803 349,498 58,249 96.35%
West Virginia Mountaineer Field 60,000 60,125 56,261 61,701 61,780 56,343 57,645 49,229 403,084 57,583 95.97%

Bold – Exceed capacity
†Season High

PostseasonEdit

Big 12 teams that completed a 6–6 to 12–0 record were invited to participate in postseason bowl games. For 2016, the selection order[25] was as follows:

^Selection to the College Football Playoff Semifinals or a New Year's Six at-large bowl are discretionary and determined solely by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee.

Postseason awardsEdit

2016 Consensus All-Americans

Consensus All-Americans
Player Position Class Team
D'Onta Foreman RB Junior Texas
Dede Westbrook WR Senior Oklahoma
Connor Williams OL Sophomore Texas

2016 All-Big 12[26]

All-Big 12 Offense[26]
Position Player Class Team
QB Baker Mayfield Junior Oklahoma
RB Joe Mixon Sophomore Oklahoma
RB D'Onta Foreman Junior Texas
FB Winston Dimel Sophomore Kansas State
WR K. D. Cannon Junior Baylor
WR Allen Lazard Junior Iowa State
WR Dede Westbrook Senior Oklahoma
TE Mark Andrews Sophomore Oklahoma
OL Kyle Fuller Senior Baylor
OL Dalton Risner Sophomore Kansas State
OL Orlando Brown Sophomore Oklahoma
OL Connor Williams Sophomore Texas
OL Tyler Orlosky Senior West Virginia
PK Cole Netten Senior Iowa State
KR/PR Byron Pringle Sophomore Kansas State
All-Big 12 Defense[26]
Position Player Class Team
DL K. J. Smith Junior Baylor
DL Dorance Armstrong, Jr. Sophomore Kansas
DL Jordan Willis Senior Kansas State
DL Vincent Taylor Junior Oklahoma State
DL Josh Carraway Senior TCU
LB Elijah Lee Junior Kansas State
LB Jordan Evans Senior Oklahoma
LB Travin Howard Junior TCU
DB Fish Smithson Senior Kansas
DB D. J. Reed Sophomore Kansas State
DB Jordan Thomas Junior Oklahoma
DB Jordan Sterns Senior Oklahoma State
DB Rasul Douglas Senior West Virginia
P Michael Dickson Sophomore Texas

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