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Texas picked fourth in Big 12

Posted July 18th, 2013

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Apparently the media that covers the Big 12 Conference doesn’t agree with Phil Steele.

Steele, who produces a college football magazine, recently predicted Texas will finish fourth in the nation in 2013. The conference media also picked the Longhorns fourth — in the Big 12.

In the poll released Thursday by the conference, Texas finished behind Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and TCU in close voting for the top four spots. Oklahoma State was picked first with 365 points (15 first-place votes), followed by the Sooners (355, 8), TCU (347, 9) and the Longhorns (337, 8).

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Reflecting the general parity of the league, six of the 10 teams received at least one first-place vote. The only ones not to receive a first-place mention are Texas Tech, West Virginia, Iowa State and Kansas.

2013 Big 12 preseason poll

1. Oklahoma State (15) 365

2. Oklahoma (8) 355

3. TCU (9) 347

4. Texas (8) 337

5. Baylor (2) 282

6. Kansas State (1) 240

7. Texas Tech 161

8. West Virginia 126

9. Iowa State 96

10. Kansas 56

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