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Big 12 football: Oklahoma State picked to win conference; Oklahoma picked second

BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com Published: July 19, 2013
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Oklahoma State has been picked to win its second Big 12 football title in three years, receiving 15 of a possible 43 first-place votes in the conference's 2013 preseason media poll released Thursday.

Oklahoma, which won a share of its eighth Big 12 title last season, was picked second with eight first-place votes.

TCU, entering its second season in the Big 12, picked up nine first-place votes but came in third behind the Cowboys and Sooners.

Texas (eight first-place votes), Baylor (two first-place votes), Kansas State (one first-place vote), Texas Tech, West Virginia, Iowa State and Kansas round out the preseason poll.

Oklahoma State, which went 8-5 last season, had three of its players on the preseason All-Big 12 team released Wednesday.

Big 12 players and coaches will meet the press Monday and Tuesday in Dallas for the annual Big 12 Media Days.

BIG 12 PRESEASON POLL

1. Oklahoma State, 365 points (15 first-place votes)

2. Oklahoma, 355 (8)

3. TCU, 347 (9)

4. Texas, 337 (8)

5. Baylor, 282 (2)

6. Kansas State, 240 (1)

7. Texas Tech, 161

8. West Virginia, 126

9. Iowa State, 96

10. Kansas, 56


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