The Big 12 preseason media poll was released Thursday and Oklahoma was selected to win its eighth conference championship.
The Sooners received 32 of 41 first-place votes and 396 points. West Virginia, chosen second, had 339 points and seven first-place votes. Texas was third, defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma State was fourth.
Kansas State, coming off an 10-3 season, was picked sixth and Kansas, under new coach Charlie Weis and coming off a 2-10 season, was picked last.
West Virginia and TCU, which was picked fifth, are playing their first season in the Big 12. Both won their previous conference titles last year: West Virginia in the Big East and TCU in the Mountain West.Big 12 preseason media poll