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Oklahoma State Links: 12/05/2011

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Fiesta Bowl 2012: Oklahoma State-Stanford Might Be Best Bowl Of All -
If the Jan. 2 Fiesta Bowl were some sort of a playoff semifinals game, you'd totally rather watch it than its all-SEC counterpart.

OSU football: Fiesta Bowl will match up premier quarterbacks |
Josh Cooper grinned when asked how his favorite quarterback might compare. "I know Weeden is going to go out there and perform," Cooper said. "He loves that kind of stuff. I look forward to seeing that and playing with him in that game."

Breaking down Coaches', Harris polls that led to LSU-Alabama in BCS - Andy Staples -
Every game might not have counted this season, but in the human polls that decide which two teams will play in the BCS title game, every vote counted. If you want to know exactly how the BCS arrives at its rankings, click here. But in terms of context, all you need to know is this: Since the BCS began using this style of formula in the 2004 season, No. 2 and No. 3 have never been this close.

Oklahoma State's BCS shot done in by company it doesn't keep - NCAA Football -
The debate over why Oklahoma State didn't get a shot at LSU in this year's BCS title game will continue for years, but Gregg Doyel says it's not complicated: Alabama plays in the SEC, so it must be better -- right?

Final BCS Standings Top 10 Reactions -
Eye On College Football - Final BCS Standings Top 10 Reactions

Harris Poll voters explain why they had Oklahoma State No. 2 or No. 3 |
The Oklahoman contacted a variety of Harris poll voters, asking them to explain how they vote and why in the OSU-Alabama debate

OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden: That's why we came celebrate with all my teammates, my best friends |

Graphic: How coaches voted in USA TODAY poll –
Breakdown of how coaches voted in the USA TODAY Top 25