It doesn’t appear this year’s Kansas State football team will be able to use lack of media respect as a motivating factor.
The Wildcats were picked third in the preseason Big 12 poll — even picking up a first-place vote — as the media tally was released Thursday morning by the conference. The Wildcats were eighth in last year’s preseason ballot and seventh the year before.
Kansas, meanwhile, was picked last with 37 points from 32 voters. It’s the sixth straight year the Jayhawks have been predicted to be the Big 12’s worst team.
Oklahoma is the preseason choice to win the league, taking 19 first-place votes and 303 points. Oklahoma State (12 first-place votes, 294 points) was second, followed by K-State, Texas and TCU.
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Big 12 football media days will take place Monday and Tuesday in Frisco, Texas.
2017 Big 12 football media preseason poll
1. Oklahoma (19) 303
2. Oklahoma State (12) 294
3. K-State (1) 231
4. Texas 213
5. TCU 202
6. West Virginia 183
7. Baylor 129
8. Texas Tech 85
9. Iowa State 83
10. Kansas 37