Oklahoma tabbed as Big 12 favorite in preseason poll

Oklahoma's been selected as the Big 12 favorite for the fourth time in five years.

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Oklahoma's been selected as the Big 12 favorite for the fourth time in five years.

The Sooners collected 47 of 56 first-place votes in the media poll released on Thursday morning.

Baylor, last year's Big 12 champion, earned the remaining nine first-place votes.

Forty total points separate the Sooners and Bears, but just 80 total points separate Nos. 3-7 in the poll.

Texas finished just one point behind Kansas State for the No. 3 spot in the poll.

Here's the complete poll:

1. OU (47) -- 548 points
2. BAY (9) -- 508
3. KSU -- 377
4. TEX -- 376
5. OSU -- 312
6. TTU -- 308
7. TCU -- 297
8. WVU -- 170
9. ISU -- 121
10. KU -- 63