IRVING, TX. -- The Oklahoma Sooners are predicted to claim a fourth straight Big 12 Championship.
The conference released its preseason poll as selected by local media.
The Sooners made it a runaway with 46 first place votes and a total of 509. This is also the fourth time in the past five years that OU has been picked to finish the season at the top of the conference.
The Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma State Cowboys are expected to finish in the middle of the pack, behind TCU and West Virginia.
The football season begins for OSU on Thursday, August 31st. The Sooners will open play September 1st against Florida Atlantic, while Texas plays against Maryland.
2018 Big 12 Football Media Preseason Poll
1. Oklahoma (46) 509
2. West Virginia (2) 432
3. TCU (1) 390
4. Texas (1) 370
5. Oklahoma State 300
6. Kansas State (2) 283
7. Iowa State 250
8. Texas Tech 149
9. Baylor 125
10. Kansas 52
first-place votes in parenthesis