The Texas Longhorns are moving up the bowl pecking order and with the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma St. Cowboys looking to be heading to a BCS bowl game it will possibly put Texas in a meaningful January bowl game, assuming of course they can keep winning.
In fact with two Big 12 teams expected to got to a BCS bowl game, it will move up other Big 12 teams into a better bowl game. The Baylor Bears have been struggling some after their ascent into the ranking however they still have to become bowl eligible, and they still have two ranked teams left on the schedule. Even with that Baylor is still exptected to go to a lower tier Big 12 bowl game.
Here are the bowl projections for SMU, Baylor, Texas and TCU:
MAACO Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 22, 2011
TCU vs. UCLA
Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, Dec. 28, 2011
Baylor vs. Washington
Ticket City Bowl, Jan. 2, 2012
SMU vs. Iowa
AT&T Cotton Bowl, Jan. 6, 2012
Texas vs. Auburn