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Posted: Thursday July 19, 2012 2:24PM ; Updated: Thursday July 19, 2012 2:24PM

Sooners picked to win Big 12 in preseason poll

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Oklahoma has been picked to win the Big 12, followed by West Virginia and Texas.

A preseason poll of media members who cover the league was released Thursday. Oklahoma received 32 of a possible 41 first-place votes. The Mountaineers, who beat Clemson in the Orange Bowl last season, had seven first-place votes headed into their first season in the Big 12.

The Longhorns were picked third, followed by defending league champion Oklahoma State. TCU is picked to finish its first year in the league in fifth place.

The Horned Frogs and Kansas State (sixth) each got one first-place vote. Baylor, Iowa State, Texas Tech and Kansas round out the poll.

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