Nebraska and Missouri are the only bowl-eligible teams from the North. Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are eligible from the South.
Iowa State, Kansas State and Texas A&M need one more win and Texas Tech and Texas need two.
ISU, picked last in the Big 12 North, is closing in on a second straight bowl despite having played three top 10 opponents. No. 9 Nebraska, which visits on Saturday, will be a fourth.