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OU, OSU make preseason USA Today top 25

The cream of the Big 12 crop is right here in Oklahoma. Oklahoma State and the University of Oklahoma both make the preseason USA Today Top 25 Poll.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys checked in at number 14 on the top 25 poll while the OU Sooners picked up spot number 16. Sandwiched between the two is Texas. Only one other Big 12 team made the top 25 and that was TCU which was picked as number 20.

Oklahoma State was tabbed by the media as the Big 12 favorite in the preseason poll, followed by TCU, Oklahoma, Texas, and then Baylor, which did not make the top 25.

Oklahoma split the Big 12 championship with Kansas State last year, despite losing to the Wildcats in Norman.

Other notes:
Alabama received 58 of 62 first-place votes and is going for its third straight national championship...5 of the top 10 are SEC teams which have won the last seven national championships...Kansas State and Baylor are the two closest teams in the Big 12 to making the top preseason top 25.

Full rankings:

1. Alabama - 1545
2. Ohio State - 1427
3. Oregon - 1397
4. Stanford - 1262
5. Georgia - 1250
6. Texas A&M - 1215
7. South Carolina - 1136
8. Clemson - 1047
9. Louisville - 1010
10. Florida - 930
11. Notre Dame - 872
12. Florida State - 844
13. LSU - 797
14. Oklahoma State - 726
15. Texas - 622
16. Oklahoma - 620
17. Michigan - 589
18. Nebraska - 426
19. Boise State - 420
20. TCU - 400
21. UCLA - 202
22. Northwestern - 186
23. Wisconsin - 172
24. USC - 165
25. Oregon State - 135

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