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Oklahoma is favored to win the Big 12 Conference football title for the fourth straight year, the league announced on Wednesday.

The voting is by media repsentatives who cover the conference.

This year marks the seventh time since 2011 in which the Sooners led the preseason rankings. They have captured a Big 12-record 12 league titles.

Oklahoma collected 68 of the first-place votes, while Texas, who was picked second, received the other nine first-place votes.

Iowa State was chosen third with TCU and Oklahoma State rounding out the top five. Baylor was the sixth choice followed by Texas Tech, West Virginia, Kansas State and Kansas.

The top two finishers in the league standings will compete in the Big 12 Football Championship Game on Saturday, Dec.r 7 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington to determine the conference title.

The Big 12 will have four new faces on the sidelines in 2019 as Kansas (Les Miles), K-State (Chris Klieman), Texas Tech (Matt Wells) and West Virginia (Neal Brown) feature new head coaches.

The Big 12 will hold its football media days on Monday and Tuesday in Arlington.

2019 Big 12 Football Media Preseason Poll

1. Oklahoma (68) 761

2. Texas (9) 696

3. Iowa State 589

4. TCU 474

5. Oklahoma State 460

6. Baylor 453

7. Texas Tech 281

8. West Virginia 241

9. Kansas State 191

10. Kansas 89

(first-place votes in parenthesis)



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