Four people have some explaining to do. Four people looked at a team that has won six-consecutive conference champions, have the Heisman frontrunner at quarterback, the best defensive line in the conference, a bevy of skill position players, and the deepest running back group the Big 12 has to offer and said, “Nah, I think Iowa State is going to win it all this season.”
That’s pretty much all you need to know in terms of the media’s Big 12 Preseason Poll. Despite being four votes shy of a unanimous decision, the Sooner were selected for the sixth-consecutive year to win the conference title. Collecting the first place votes of the four holdouts, Iowa State was picked to finish second and the Texas Longhorns rounded out the Top 3 with 273 total points.
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