For the North, with the rest of the teams on a decline, I believe the Nebraska Cornhuskers will come out on top. The Huskers return 17 starters from a team that was one second away from winning the Big XII Championship, beating Texas (Who's in the National Championship), and making the Fiesta Bowl. I believe this team will be really tuff in the upcoming season and could possibly win the Big XII Championship making a BCS Bowl.
Nebraska also has a schedule that won't give them much difficulty:
Western Kentucky - Easy Win. 1-0
Idaho - Same. 2-0
@ Washington - Win. 3-0
South Dakota State - Out of conference is a joke. 4-0
@ Kansas State - Snyder has the Wildcats on the right track, but a win here would be difficult. 5-0
Texas - The Longhorns won't be returning as much as they would like, and Nebraska is going to want this one BAD after this season's CCG. 6-0
@ Oklahoma State - How good will the Cowboys be next year, with Robinson gone? Not good enough to beat the Huskers. 7-0
Missouri - Should be a good game, but Huskers got this one with no struggle. 8-0
@ Iowa State - Huskers won't let that fluke this season happen twice. 9-0
Kansas - Kansas has a new coach, and they have to rebuild after losing the majority of their starters, so an easy win for Nebraska is without question. 10-0
@ Texas A&M - Here is where the Huskers might slip. Kyle Field won't be an easy win and the Aggies this season were young, and not too shabby. 10-1
Colorado - Dan Hawkins. 11-1
With this schedule it's pretty safe to say Nebraska will be representing the north again in the Big XII Championship, and with none of the southern teams looking to be much of an impact next year, the Huskers are BCS Bound.