STILLWATER, Okla. — The Oklahoma State football team was picked to finish fourth in the Big 12 Conference Media Preseason Poll released Thursday.
The Cowboys received 267 points to finish just shy of Texas in third and just ahead of newcomer Texas Christian University — which received 260 points, including a first-place vote.
Bedlam rival Oklahoma claimed the No. 1 spot, receiving 32 first-place nods to finish with 396 points. Second went to Big East newcomer West Virginia, which is led by former OSU assistant coach Dana Holgorsen. The Mountaineers received seven first-place votes and tallied 339 points.
Texas in third had 291 points, while TCU, in fifth, totaled 260.
The remaining first-place vote went to Kansas State, which was picked to finish sixth with 257 votes. Baylor, which will be without Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, was chosen to finish seventh with 162 points.
Rounding out the bottom three of the Big 12 Conference Media Preseason Poll are Iowa State, eighth with 121 votes, Texas Tech, ninth with 116 votes and Kansas, 10th with 46.