COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The Big 12 Conference's postseason selection process has Missouri again wondering how it lost out to a team with a worse regular-season record.
The conference allows its bowl game partners to select any eligible team, regardless of win-loss records or head-to-head results.
That means 6-6 Iowa State advanced to the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., while 8-4 Missouri heads to the Texas Bowl in Houston. Missouri beat Iowa State 34-21 on Nov. 21.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that attempts by Missouri officials to lobby the Insight Bowl and the conference were unsuccessful. Chancellor Brady Deaton was among those seeking a better bid for the school.
Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com