Oklahoma’s dominance of the Big 12 Conference is such that we hardly notice it anymore.

Consider that the Sooners clinched a spot in the league championship game Saturday night by beating TCU, and over the 45 minutes reporters talked with coaches in players in postgame, the only time that feat was mentioned was voluntarily by head man Lincoln Riley.

"We get to play in the Big 12 Championship game in a couple of weeks, which is significant," Riley said during his opening statement. "It’s a big, big deal. Winning 10 games and getting to play in your conference championship is huge."

As fans and media unspooled OU’s performance against TCU thread by thread, then turned their attention to College Football Playoff implications, Riley was absolutely right to at least mention an accomplishment that was practically buried under everything else.

Maybe it would get more play if OU didn’t bury the rest of the Big 12.

First, a look at championship game's history...

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Proud father of Gretchen and Holden. Devoted husband to Christy, who has been my best friend since biology class at Booker T. Washington. I covered the Oklahoma Sooners for 15 years. That was both challenging and rewarding. Now I get to write columns.