Oklahoma picked by media to win Big 12 football title

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is picked to win the Big 12 football title with TCU picked second and Oklahoma State third in a poll of media members who cover the conference.

OU received 24 of 26 first place votes in the poll released Thursday while the remaining two first-place ballots named TCU.

Baylor is picked to finish fourth in the league, followed by Texas, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Kansas State, Iowa State and Kansas.

Oklahoma returns seven starters on offense, six on defense and the punter and placekicker from last year's team that finished 11-2 overall and 8-1 in conference play.