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Oklahoma runs away with preseason Big 12 media vote

Trevor Knight

It seems we have a clear favorite in the Big 12 this fall. The Oklahoma Sooners, fresh off a Sugar Bowl suplex of Alabama, the 2014 SEC media favorite, were named the preseason favorite by the media. The Sooners received 47 out of 56 first-place votes to run away with the preseason voting.

The defending Big 12 champions, Baylor, received the other nine first-place votes and finished second in the preseason media poll. Oklahoma has emerged as a favorite because 20 starters return from the Sugar Bowl championship roster, but Baylor still has the preseason Offensive Player of the Year with quarterback Bryce Petty. Baylor actually had more preseason All-Big 12 players named by the media as well, with seven compared to Oklahoma’s four.

Kansas State is once again expected to be a thorn for Big 12 contenders though. The Wildcats were picked to finish third in the Big 12, followed by Texas and Oklahoma State to round out the top half of the conference.

Here is the how the preseason media voting was tabulated, according to the Big 12;

School (first-place votes) – total points

1. Oklahoma (47) – 548
2. Baylor (9) – 508
3. Kansas State – 377
4. Texas – 376
5. Oklahoma State – 312
6. Texas Tech – 308
7. TCU – 297
8. West Virginia – 170
9. Iowa State – 121
10. Kansas – 63

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10 Responses to “Oklahoma runs away with preseason Big 12 media vote”
  1. Hard On For Harden says: Jul 17, 2014 12:02 PM

    Swap Baylor/OU and Texas/Ok State

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 17, 2014 12:22 PM

    Baylor has to go to Norman…. They have NEVER won there….

  3. studdmuffins says: Jul 17, 2014 12:33 PM

    Sure, we know how good these preseason polls are!!!

  4. Hard On For Harden says: Jul 17, 2014 12:43 PM

    There are a lot of “NEVERS” for Baylor given their decade plus as a Big 12 doormat, but different times under Briles. I can see them still winning even if they lose to OU. Beating a shell shocked Alabama team in the Sugar Bowl or not, OU was trounced by Baylor and even UT last season.

  5. cyraider says: Jul 17, 2014 12:54 PM

    8to80texansblog says:
    Jul 17, 2014 12:22 PM
    Baylor has to go to Norman…. They have NEVER won there….

    They’ve never won in Ames, either.

  6. themike31 says: Jul 17, 2014 1:06 PM

    As much as I wish that was true, Baylor won in Ames in 2005.

  7. thefiesty1 says: Jul 17, 2014 1:22 PM

    Things are changing up in Waco. New stadium and Briles is getting some sand under his feet these last few seasons. But what is with Texas only one point out of 3rd getting barely edge out by KState? Really?

  8. charles130 says: Jul 17, 2014 1:24 PM

    I bet West Virginia wishes they were back in the Big East….

  9. iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says: Jul 17, 2014 2:03 PM

    If there was a big east then maybe.No, they will take the BIG payday in the 12 and be competitive next season!

  10. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jul 18, 2014 5:42 AM

    This is an attempt to get “jokelahoma” into the playoffs. Only to get blown out when they have to play real teams

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