Seven, five, six.
Those are the magic numbers as the 2008 college football season has completed seven weeks, have five to go, with each team trying to reach the magic number of six victories, which makes them bowl-eligible.
The Big 12 Conference is under contract with a total of eight bowls, which includes one position in the Bowl Championship Series that goes to the winner of the North-South championship game.
The question is, will the league have enough six- to seven-win teams to fill the remaining spots.
The dominating South, with four teams ranked among the top eight teams in the nation, already have Texas, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech with 7-0 records, while Oklahoma, ranked No. 4 in the nation, is 6-1.
Likely, those will be the lone teams to reach six wins from the South.
The question is whether K-State, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska manufacture two more wins? Kansas: Texas Tech, KSU, at NU, Texas, MU.
None of those are guaranteed victories. K-State: OU, at KU, at MU, NU, ISU. It may come down to the last game of the year.
Nebraska: Baylor, at OU, KU, at KSU, CU. Again, it may come down to the very end.
Colorado: at MU, at A&M, ISU, OSU, at NU. Probably stands the best chance of all the four-win teams.
After the BCS positions are filled, here's a look at the rest of the postseason opportunities. Cotton Bowl, Jan 2, Dallas, Texas
Holiday Bowl, Dec. 30, San Diego, Calif.
* Gator Bowl, Jan. 1, Jacksonville, Fla.
Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, San Antonio, Texas
* Sun Bowl, Dec. 31, El Paso, Texas
Insight Bowl, Dec. 31, Tempe, Ariz.
Independence Bowl, Dec. 28, Shreveport, La.
Texas Bowl, Dec. 30, Houston, Texas
* Either/or Since winning the 2003 Big 12 title and playing in the Fiesta Bowl, Kansas State has played in December only once with that being in 2006 at the Texas Bowl in what would be a 7-6 season. Since 2003, K-State is just 25-29, which includes a 4-3 mark this fall.