I want to discuss a hypothetical situation due to a recent write-up by Jason Whitlock of the KC Star. Jayhawks likely will win mediocre Big 12 North - Kansas City Star Let's say Iowa State were to win the B12 North by actually running the table and finishing with a 9-3 record on the year. This would undoubtedly pit our beloved Cyclones against a National Championship contender, Texas. Do we decline the right to play in the B12 championship game in fear of the stomping the Longhorns may put on us? or Do we play in that game with all the confidence in the world in hopes of knocking off the almighty prowess of Texas? EDIT* I forgot to mention, that I think it's an absolutely ridiculous thought to decline the invitation to play in the B12 championship game, so please refrain from railing on me thinking that I would actually decline that invite.