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Media picks Oklahoma State to bring home Big 12 title

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There wasn’t much surprise this morning when the media picked Alabama to win the SEC championship this year. The wide-open Big 12 on the other hand? Well, the title is just about anybody’s for the taking this year.

Media members recognize that, voting Oklahoma State as the preseason favorite to win the Big 12. The Cowboys received 15 first-place votes while OSU’s in-state rival, Oklahoma, is projected to finish second with eight first-place votes. Second-year member TCU is projected to finish third with nine-place votes while Texas is predicted to finish fourth with eight first-place votes.

The Longhorns return plenty of individual talent, so fourth seems a bit low. Then again, there doesn’t seem to be much confidence that Mack Brown can get UT back to the top of the Big 12, either. If Texas actually finishes fourth in the Big 12, things could be looking grim for Brown’s future in Austin.

Below is the full poll (first-place votes in parentheses):

  1. Oklahoma State (15) — 365 points
  2. Oklahoma (8) — 355
  3. TCU (9) — 347
  4. Texas (8) — 337
  5. Baylor (2) — 282
  6. Kansas State (1) — 240
  7. Texas Tech — 161
  8. West Virginia — 126
  9. Iowa State — 96
  10. Kansas — 56
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8 Responses to “Media picks Oklahoma State to bring home Big 12 title”
  1. indywvu says: Jul 18, 2013 6:13 PM

    FWIW I think it’ll be Oklahoma State or TCU. WVU could (somewhat) surprise, I could see my alma mater as high as sixth.

  2. alligatorsnapper says: Jul 18, 2013 6:29 PM

    Ben, Are these the same “media members” that predict the champion of the SEC and are overwhelmingly wrong most years?

  3. mountaineer50415 says: Jul 18, 2013 6:47 PM

    According to The Coach they are 4-17!!!!!

  4. AP's Stomach Punch says: Jul 19, 2013 12:58 AM

    Must be 8 media members from Austin. This is Mack’s swan song, regardless of the W/L column. De Lusional doesn’t like to look like a moron, even though he is.

  5. bigmeechy74 says: Jul 19, 2013 8:41 AM

    OSU should’ve won the national title a couple years ago, if not for that monumental collapse against Iowa ST marred by a few turnovers and a few mind bogglingly bad coaching decisions. They still should’ve got voted in over alabama. They would’ve easily beaten LSU.

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 19, 2013 9:51 AM

    Wow, Texas 4th in the BigXII….

    Especially with so much returning talent….

    After last year, A&M would probably be on top of this list….

  7. poison66 says: Jul 19, 2013 10:58 AM

    Cowboys will win Big 12 and win possible NC. Their offense is unstoppable and most importantly their defense will be much improved. Alabame has a problem……

  8. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 19, 2013 5:18 PM

    poison66 says:
    Jul 19, 2013 10:58 AM
    Cowboys will win Big 12 and win possible NC. Their offense is unstoppable and most importantly their defense will be much improved. Alabame has a problem……

    ______________________

    Yeah…. I heard the same argument from Notre Dame last year….

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