Jul 23, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops speaks to reporters during Big 12 Media Day at the Westin Galleria. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

Big 12 Football Media Poll 2012


Around a week ago, the Big 12 media writers released their annual preseason poll. Here is a glance at this:

Oklahoma: Rated number one in the conference. The Sooners picked up 32 first place votes, and 396 points.

West Virginia: New team to the conference. The Mountaineers earned seven first place votes, and 339 points.

Texas: Media writers are banking on the Longhorns turning things around, earning 291 points.

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys have earned 267 points, and are predicted to finish fourth in the conference after losing Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon.

TCU: The Horned Frogs are another new addition to the conference. Media pollsters have them going fifth, with TCU earning one first place vote.

Kansas State: Another team who got a first place vote, the Wildcats from Manhattan. Kansas State earned 257 votes.

Baylor: Head coach Art Briles squad is picked for seventh in the conference.

Iowa State: One of last season’s surprises, Iowa State is picked eighth this year. The Cyclones got 121 points.

Texas Tech: The Red Raiders are picked for ninth in the conference. Head coach Tommy Tuberville’s squad earned 121 points.

Kansas: The Jayhawks are picked for the cellar of the conference. Kansas earned 46 points from the pollsters. New head coach Charlie Weis has his work cut out for him.


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