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Oklahoma State No. 14, Oklahoma No. 16 in preseason coaches' poll

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 1, 2013 at 11:39 am •  Published: August 1, 2013

Oklahoma State is the highest ranked Big 12 team in the preseason coaches' poll that was released on Thursday.

The Cowboys came in at No. 14, followed by Texas at No. 15 and Oklahoma at No. 16. TCU, the only other Big 12 team in the poll, came in at No. 20.

Defending national champion Alabama was the coaches' preseason No. 1 team. Ohio State, Oregon, Stanford and Georgia rounded out the top 5.

The SEC, winners of the past seven BCS title games led all conferences with six teams named to the top 25. The Big Ten and Pac-12 each had five teams in the poll, followed by the Big 12 (four) and the ACC (two).

Mississippi State, the Cowboys' opponent in the season opener in Houston, was not ranked but was on the “receiving votes” list.

Here is a look at the coaches' poll, presented by USA Today:

TEAM, POINTS, FIRST-PLACE VOTES

1. Alabama, 1545, 58

2. Ohio State, 1427, 3

3. Oregon, 1397, 0

4. Stanford, 1262, 0

5. Georgia, 1250, 0

6. Texas A&M, 1215, 1

7. South Carolina, 1136, 0

8. Clemson, 1047, 0

9. Louisville, 1010, 0

10. Florida, 930, 0

11. Notre Dame, 872, 0

12. Florida State, 844, 0

13. LSU, 797, 0

14. Oklahoma State, 726, 0

15. Texas, 622, 0

16. Oklahoma, 620, 0

17. Michigan, 589, 0

18. Nebraska, 426, 0

19. Boise State, 420, 0

20. TCU, 400, 0

21. UCLA, 202, 0

22. Northwestern, 186, 0

23. Wisconsin, 172, 0

24. USC, 265, 0

25. Oregon State, 135, 0

Receiving votes: Kansas State, 113; Miami, 101; Michigan State, 89; Baylor, 80; Virginia Tech, 65; Fresno State, 62; Arizona State, 51; Mississippi, 32; Vanderbilt, 29; Utah State, 23; Brigham Young, 20; North Carolina, 19; Northern Illinois, 19; Tulsa, 9; Ohio, 8; San Jose State, 8; Arizona, 5; Cincinnati, 3; East Carolina, 3; Kent State, 3; Mississippi State, 3; Washington, 3; Central Florida, 2; Arkansas, 1; Arkansas State, 1; Rutgers, 1; Tennessee, 1; Toledo, 1.

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