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And the Big 12 champion will be...Part 2: the media speaks.

The Big 12 media released their preseason football rankings, officially placing the target on OSU's back.

Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

I told you so...

First place and the bottom 4 were easy picks.

It's those middle 5 that seem to have most folks confused.

The Big 12 media released their preseason picks for football, matching my pick for the eventual champion and the bottom four finishers (in a slightly different order)...

Big 12 Media RobertW_CRFF
1 OSU 1 OSU
2 OU 2 BAYLOR
3 TCU 3 OU
4 TEXAS 4 TCU
5 BAYLOR 5 KANSAS ST
6 KANSAS ST 6 TEXAS
7 TEXAS TECH 7 TEXAS TECH
8 WEST VIRGINIA 7 IOWA ST
9 IOWA ST 9 WEST VIRGINIA
10 KANSAS 10 KANSAS

Here are the official media poll results...

1. Oklahoma State (15) 365
2. Okahoma (8) 355
3. TCU (9) 347
4. Texas (8) 337
5. Baylor (2) 282
6. K-State (1) 240
7. Texas Tech 161
8. West Virginia 126
9. Iowa State 96
10. Kansas 56

The Cowboys easily received the most 1st place votes, so while it wasn't overwhelming support they are clearly favored.

I can understand the split of votes between OU, TCU, and Texas, but the lack of love for Baylor is interesting. A lot of guys return for a team that took the lash to Kansas State and Oklahoma State down the stretch in 2012.

Now let's see who the coaches favor...

GO POKES!!!