Wednesday, 24 April 2013 12:52

Oklahoma's Big 12 championship rings have arrived

Written by Jay Beck

Oklahoma captured its eight Big 12 championship last season and they now have the rings to prove it according to the OU equipment team's twitter feed.

The picture is a little blurry, but it appears as if they decided to leave the Co-champion off the part where it says Big 12 champions. 

 

If you remember, Oklahoma split the Big 12 title last season with Kansas State who also finished with an 8-1 conference record. 

That fact they didn't include "Co-champions" on the rings isn't meant in the least as a bash against Oklahoma for claiming the title despite their loss to Kansas State when they met head-to head in Norman.  They finished with the same conference record as did the Wildcats and therefore have their fair share of the title even if KSU did earn the league's automatic BCS bid.

It does seem ironic, however, to listen to the Big 12 talk about one true champion since the league has moved to a 10 team format without a championship game.  The logic is there since every team in the league has to play every other versus the old format when a team could win the title game but could do so without having to play every team in the conference.

The logic is there and mostly correct, of course, except in the year when there are actually two true champions.

There's no word yet on whether or not Kansas State has received their rings - publicly at least - that I've seen, or whether or not they'll have imprinted "The Real Big 12 champions" at which point they'll really be something to talk about.

Until then, one true champion it is, or two, but who's counting anyway.

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