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West Virginia picked 8th in Big 12 preseason football poll; Oklahoma favorite

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West Virginia coach Neal Brown’s Mountaineers were picked eighth in the Big 12 football preseason media poll. Brown is one of four new head coaches in the Big 12.

IRVING, Texas — Oklahoma is the favorite to win another Big 12 football title, according to the conference’s preseason media poll released Wednesday.

West Virginia, under new coach Neal Brown, was picked eighth, ahead of only Kansas State and Kansas.

The Sooners have won the league the last four years and 12 Big 12 championships overall. Oklahoma also made the College Football Playoff three of the past four seasons.

Texas was picked second by media covering the league. The top two teams will meet in the conference championship game on Dec. 7. The Longhorns lost to the Sooners in the title matchup in 2018.

Iowa State, TCU and Oklahoma State round out the top five picks.

The Big 12 will have four new head coaches in 2019 with Les Miles at Kansas, Chris Klieman at Kansas State, Matt Wells at Texas Tech and Brown.

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

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